BHEL commissions 500 MW Thermal Unit in West Bengal

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By Sarkaritel December 15, 2015 16:15

BHEL commissions 500 MW Thermal Unit in West Bengal


New Delhi, December 15: Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has added one more coal-based power plant to the grid by successfully commissioning a 500 MW thermal generating unit in West Bengal.

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 (2×500 MW) of the power plant and the second unit is also in 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 today 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 ensures 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 also consistently meet the performance standards notified by CEA.

Sarkaritel
By Sarkaritel December 15, 2015 16:15