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BHEL commissions second 270 MW thermal unit in Punjab

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Within one month of the successful commissioning of a 270 MW thermal generating unit in Punjab, Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) has commissioned another 270 MW coal-based unit at the same site in the state.

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

The first unit of the project was earlier commissioned by BHEL in February, 2016.

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, as well as state-of-the-art controls & instrumentation (C&I) and electrostatic precipitators (ESPs).

The equipment for the project was supplied by various manufacturing units of BHEL located at Trichy, Ranipet, Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Haridwar, while the construction work was carried out by BHEL’s Power Sector - Northern Region.

Thermal sets of 270 MW rating are an in-house improvisation of 210/250 MW sets supplied earlier by BHEL, which 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 13 sets have now been commissioned. All of the operational sets of 210-270 MW class in the state of Punjab have been supplied, erected and commissioned by BHEL.

Edited from press release by Harleigh Hobbs

Read the article online at: https://www.worldcoal.com/power/21032016/bhel-commissions-second-270-mw-thermal-unit-in-punjab-430/

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