Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) has successfully commissioned a 600 MW coal-based thermal power plant in the state of Telangana in India.
The unit has been commissioned at the upcoming 2 x 600 MW Singarenit thermal power project (TPP) located in Adilabad district in Telangana.
The project is being developed by Singareni Collieries Co. Ltd (SCCL), India's second largest coal mining company. With the commissioning of this unit, SCCL has now successfully diversified into the power generation business.
This is the second thermal plant commissioned by BHEL in Telangana within three months. Earlier in December, 2015, BHEL had commissioned a 600 MW thermal power plant at Kakatiya in Telangana. The second unit of Singareni TPP is also in an advanced stage of construction and is expected to be commissioned shortly.
BHEL-built 600 MW rating sets comprise a 4 cylinder turbine, which is designed in-house, amply demonstrating the engineering prowess of BHEL. So far, the company has contracted 21 sets of 600 MW each, of which 15 have already been commissioned.
BHEL has made a major contribution in Telangana's power sector, with 85% of the coal-based power plants, amounting to 5180 MW being commissioned by BHEL.
Edited from press release by Harleigh Hobbs
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