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BHEL upgrades 110 MW thermal set at Barauni

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World Coal,

Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) has successfully synchronised the 110 MW Unit-7 at Barauni thermal power plant in Bihar following renovation and modernisation (R&M).

As a result of this R&M, the working life of the machine – first commissioned in May 1985 – has been extended by another 15 – 20 years.

With the successful commissioning of Unit-7 at Barauni TPS, BHEL has shown its ability in R&M and uprating old thermal power plants through in-house state-of-the-art technology, engineering capabilities and by incorporating the latest products/systems in renovated units.

The synchronisation of this unit comes close on the heels of the successful recommissioning of Muzaffarpur Units-1&2 (110 MW each), and uprating of Bhatinda Units-3&4 of PSPCL and Harduaganj Unit-7 of UPRVUNL from 110 MW to 120 MW.

Of the 218 utility sets of 110-210 MW rating supplied by BHEL in the country, about 142 have outlived their designed economic life of 25 years. Of these 142 sets, R&M of 38 sets has already been taken up by the respective utilities.

Edited from press release by Harleigh Hobbs

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