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BHEL commissions 500 MW thermal unit in Chhattisgarh

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World Coal,

Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) has successfully commissioned the second 500 MW thermal unit at Marwa thermal power plant TPS) in Chhattisgarh, New Delhi, India.

Located in Janjgir-Champa district of Chhattisgarh, Marwa TPS has been set up by Chhattisgarh State Power Generation Co. Ltd. (CSPGCL). BHEL previously commissioned the first unit at Marwa TPS.

BHEL’s scope of work in the contract envisaged design, engineering, manufacture, supply, erection and commissioning of steam turbines, generators and boilers, along with associated auxiliaries and electricals, besides state-of-the-art controls & instrumentation (C&I) and electrostatic precipitators (ESPs).

BHEL has been working with power projects of CSPGCL (and the erstwhile Chhattisgarh State Electricity Board), since the 120 MW Korba TPS Extension-I was commissioned in March 1976. BHEL has a share of 94% in the installed capacity of CSPGCL and has so far commissioned 11 thermal sets and 3 hydro sets for the state utility.

In Chhattisgarh, BHEL has contributed a total of 12 500 MW to the state’s installed power generation capacity, including Central and Private sector utilities.

Edited from press release by Harleigh Hobbs

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