Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) has successfully commissioning a 500 MW thermal coal-fired generating unit in West Bengal, eastern India, added an additional coal-based power plant to the grid.
The 500 MW (Unit 3) was commissioned at the upcoming Sagardighi Thermal Power Extension project of West Bengal Power Development Corporation (WBPDCL), located at Sagardighi in Murshidabad district of West Bengal.
This is the first unit of Phase II (2 x 500 MW) of the power plant and the second unit is also in an advance stage of completion.
BHEL has been a major partner of West Bengal in the power development programme of the state.
73% of the coal based generating capacity of West Bengal is equipped with BHEL supplied sets. BHEL-make sets of 490 – 525 MW rating class form the backbone of the Indian power sector with 77 sets aggregating to 38 530 MW having been already commissioned by BHEL in the country. A large number of similar rating sets ensure better spares inventory management for the developers. These sets have been performing much above the national average as well as international benchmarks.
BHEL supplied thermal sets consistently meet the performance standards notified by CEA.
In this financial year (2015 –2016) BHEL has already commissioned 3750 MW of power plants in the utility and is on track to achieve the target set by the government for the year.
Edited from press release by Harleigh Hobbs
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