New Delhi, June 19: Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has achieved a major milestone in the execution of mega power projects with the commissioning of the eleventh 500 MW Unit at Vindhyachal Super Thermal Power Project (STPP) Stage-IV, in Madhya Pradesh. With this, 12 million units of electricity will be added to the grid every day.
Significantly, the full load operations of the unit was achieved within one day of the unit getting synchronized with the grid.
The Main Plant Package contract for Vindhyachal STPP Stage-IV was placed on BHEL by NTPC Ltd., reflecting the NTPC Ltd,customer’s confidence in BHEL’s technological excellence and capabilities in the execution of power projects of this magnitude.
This is the fifth 500 MW unit that BHEL has commissioned for NTPC during the past three months, the others being Vallur-1, Simhadri-4, Mauda-1 and Rihand-5. With the commissioning of the Vindhyachal unit, BHEL has added a total of 2,000 MW to the grid in the current financial year (2012-13) within a span of just 74 days. This includes three NTPC units of 500 MW each and two units of 250 MW for Uttar Pradesh Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Ltd. (UPRVUNL) at Harduaganj and Parichha power projects.