Friday, December 13, 2013

BHEL's first supercritical thermal unit at Barh achieves full load

GIVING a further boost to power-starving nation’s generation capacity public sector giant Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL)'s first supercritical thermal unit at Barh, Bihar has achieved full load and will produce 660 MW. Its first supercritical set of Barh Thermal Power Project (TPP) stage II unit 4 in Bihar attained full load recently. BHEL had bagged its maiden order for 660 MW sets with supercritical parameters from...
NTPC through International Competitive Bidding (ICB) for this 1320 MW project, located about 75 km from Patna. The commissioning of the unit has demonstrated BHEL's preparedness in setting up supercritical thermal power projects and equally reinforced its leadership status in supercritical thermal units involving supply of state-of-the-art equipment, suited to Indian coal and Indian conditions, said a statement issued by the Maharatna PSU. BHEL's scope of work in the contract envisaged design, engineering, manufacture, supply, erection and commissioning of two sets of 660 MW each, along with associated auxiliaries.
For the project, the key equipment were manufactured by BHEL at its Haridwar, Trichy, Hyderabad and Bangalore works, while the construction of the plant was undertaken by the company’s Power Sector – Eastern Region, Kolkata.
BHEL is currently executing orders for supply and installation of as many as 27 steam generators and 24 turbines with supercritical parameters of 660 MW, 700 MW and 800 MW ratings.
In addition to Barh, the other major supercritical sets presently under execution by BHEL include 2x660 MW Mouda Stage- II & 2x800 MW Gadarwara of NTPC; 3x660 MW Nabinagar of NPGCL (Joint Venture of NTPC and Bihar State Electricity Board); 3x660 MW Bara TPP of the Jaypee Group; 2x800 MW Yeramarus of Raichur Power Corporation Limited; 1x700 MW Bellary of KPCL; 3x660 MW Lalitpur of the Bajaj Hindustan Group; 2x800 MW Krishnapatnam of APGenco; 2x660 MW Suratgarh of RRVUNL; 2x660 MW Ib Valley of OPGCL and 2x660 MW Raghunathpur of DVC.
BHEL has fully established state-of-art technology for the manufacture of thermal sets up to 1,000 MW rating, using Indian as well as imported coal.
BHEL has established capability to deliver power plant equipment of 20,000 MW per annum.
BHEL has a share of 57 percent in India’s total installed generating capacity contributing approximately 69 percent to the total power generated from utility sets as of March 31, 2013. BHEL has 16 manufacturing divisions, two repair units, four regional offices, eight service centres and 15 regional centres and currently operate at more than 150 project sites across India and abroad. BHEL’s global footprints are spread across over 75 countries and the cumulative overseas installed capacity of BHEL manufactured power plants exceeds 9,000 MW across 21 countries including Malaysia, Oman, Iraq, the UAE, Bhutan, Egypt and New Zealand. Our physical exports range from turnkey projects to after sales services.

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