New Delhi, July 5: Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has successfully commissioned the third 250 MW Advanced Class Gas Turbine at the 1,500 MW Pragati-III Combined Cycle Power Plant, coming up at Bawana in New Delhi. A total of 1,000 MW is now available for feeding power to the grid from this station.
Significantly, the full load operation of the unit has been achieved within a day of unit getting synchronized. With this, BHEL has commissioned 2,250 MW in the first quarter of the current fiscal (2012-13).
BHEL had won the turnkey contract for setting up the Gas Turbine-based CCPP against International Competitive Bidding (ICB) from Pragati Power Corporation Limited (PPCL). BHEL has earlier set up on turnkey basis, the 330 MW Pragati CCPP in Delhi, which has been performing exceedingly well since commissioning.
Significantly, weighing 280 tonnes, the Gas Turbine is India’s highest rating Gas Turbine and a total of four such fuel-efficient Advanced-class Frame 9FA Gas Turbines wil be installed at the project. The project comprises two power blocks of 750 MW each using Natural Gas as fuel. Treated water from a nearby sewage treatment plant is being used as the source for raw water for the plant. This power plant is equipped with two Steam Turbines of 250 MW each and can be operated in both Open Cycle as well as Closed Cycle Mode.