Power equipment manufacturer Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has commissioned a 160MW combined cycle power plant (CCPP) for Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam (RRVUNL) in India.

RRVUN had awarded the contract to BHEL to set up a Frame 9E gas turbine-based CCPP as an expansion project (Stage III) of Ramgarh power project in the Jaisalmer district of Rajasthan.

BHEL’s scope of work in the contract included design, engineering, manufacture, supply, erection and commissioning of the main plant and equipment for the project.

The project is equipped with one Frame 9E gas turbine with generator, one heat recovery steam generator, one steam turbine generator and associated auxiliaries with controls and an instrumentation system.

Equipment has been supplied for the project by BHEL’s Hyderabad, Trichy and Bangalore plants, while its Power Sector – Northern Region undertook erection and commissioning of the equipment.

“BHEL also supplied and commissioned the main plant equipment of all the gas-based units of the project.”

With the commissioning of Stage III, the cumulative capacity of the Ramgarh project now stands at 273.8MW, taking the gas-based generating capacity of RRVUNL to 603.8MW.

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BHEL also supplied and commissioned the main plant equipment of all the gas-based units of the project.

For RRVUNL, BHEL is also executing the 250MW Unit 4 at Chhabra thermal power plant (TPP) that is expected to be commissioned in May 2014, and the two 660MW super-critical units at Suratgarh TPP.

In Rajasthan, the power equipment manufacturer has commissioned approximately 4,344MW of thermal and gas-based sets that amounts to 88% of its thermal and gas generating capacity.

BHEL has so far commissioned more than 15,000MW of combined cycle gas based sets for the utility sector and captive/industrial applications.