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BHEL commissions 270 MW thermal coal unit in Punjab

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World Coal,

Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) has successfully commissioned a 270 MW coal-based power project in Punjab, India.

The unit has been commissioned at the upcoming 540 MW (2 x 270 MW) Goindwal Sahib coal-fired Thermal Power Project of GVK Power & Infra Ltd (GVKPIL), located in the historic city of Goindwal Sahib in Tarn Taran district, near Amritsar in Punjab.

BHEL expect to commission the project’s second unit shortly.

For the same developer, earlier this fiscal year, BHEL had commissioned 4 hydro sets of 82.5 MW each at Alaknanda Hydro Power Project in Uttarakhand. The thermal sets of 270 MW rating are an in-house improvisation of the 210/250 MW sets supplied earlier by BHEL, which form part of the backbone of the Indian power sector and have been performing much above the national average as well as international benchmarks.

BHEL has so far contracted 35 sets of 270 MW rating, out of which 10 sets have now been commissioned.

BHEL’s scope of work in the Goindwal Sahib project envisaged design, engineering, manufacture, supply, erection and commissioning of Steam Turbines, Generators, Boilers, associated Auxiliaries and Electricals, besides state-of-the-art Controls & Instrumentation (C&I). The Boiler and its auxiliaries have been manufactured by BHEL at its Tiruchirapalli and Ranipet works in Tamil Nadu, while the Steam Turbine and Generator were manufactured at the company’s Haridwar plant. The Pumps and Heat Exchangers were manufactured at its Hyderabad plant and the Electricals at the Bhopal plant, while the C&I system was supplied by BHEL's Electronics Division, Bangalore.

Edited from press release by Harleigh Hobbs

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