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BHEL commissions another 520 MW coal unit in Andhra Pradesh

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World Coal,

Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) has successfully commissioned another 520 MW coal-fired thermal generating unit in Andhra Pradesh, India.

The unit has been commissioned at the 2 x 520 MW Vizag thermal power project of Hinduja National Power Co. Ltd (HNPCL), Visakhapatnam.

In Visakhapatnam district, four 500 MW thermal sets supplied and executed by BHEL are already in successful operation at NTPC’s Simhadri Super Thermal Power Station. The 2 x 520 MW Vizag thermal power project has been executed by BHEL on an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) basis.

This project is located on the coast of the Bay of Bengal. It uses single flow condenser and sea water as main cooling water. Though the project was severely affected by the Hudhud cyclone in 2014 while it was under construction, all out efforts were made by BHEL and HNPCL, which resulted in curtailing delays and commissioning both units.

BHEL has also recently secured orders for setting up two supercritical thermal power projects involving one unit each of the country’s highest rating 800 MW sets in Andhra Pradesh. The projects are 1 x 800 MW Dr. Narla Tata Rao Thermal Power Station (Dr NTTPS) Stage-V of Andhra Pradesh Power Generation Corp. Ltd (APGENCO) and 1 x 800 MW Sri Damodaram Sanjeevaiah Thermal Power Station (SDSTPS) Stage-II, popularly known as Krishnapatnam Supercritical Thermal Power Project, of Andhra Pradesh Power Development Company Ltd (APPDCL).

Edited from press release by Harleigh Hobbs

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