BHEL commissions country’s first Lignite based 500 MW Thermal Unit

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By Sarkaritel December 24, 2019 12:59


New Delhi, December 24: Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has successfully commissioned the first Lignite based 500 MW thermal unit of the 2×500 MW Neyveli New Thermal Power Project in Tamil Nadu.

Significantly, this is the country’s first lignite-fired 500 MW power plant. Also, it is the highest rating pulverised lignite-fired thermal unit commissioned in the country so far. The plant is based on Once-Through and Tower Type Boiler design, which has been adopted for the first time in the country for a lignite-based thermal unit.

Located in Cuddalore district of Tamil Nadu, the project is owned by NLC India Limited (NLCIL). The second unit of the project is also in an advanced stage of commissioning.

The order for Boiler, Turbine & Generator (BTG) package for two units of 500 MW Lignite based thermal plant at Neyveli was placed on BHEL by NLCIL. BHEL’s scope of work in the project envisaged design, engineering, manufacture, supply, erection, testing & commissioning along with associated civil works of Boiler, Turbine & Generator (BTG) & associated auxiliaries along with Electricals, besides state-of-the-art Controls & Instrumentation (C&I) and Electrostatic Precipitators (ESPs).

Sarkaritel
By Sarkaritel December 24, 2019 12:59