Power equipment manufacturer Bharat Heavy Electricals (Bhel) has commissioned a 500MW unit at the Sagardighi thermal power extension project, in the Indian state of West Bengal.
The project will involve an upgrade to the existing 600MW power plant at Sagardighi in Murshidabad district, which features two 300MW coal-fired units that had been commissioned under its first phase development.
The second phase will involve installation of two 500MW sub-critical units at the facility, of which the first has just been turned operational.
The second 500MW unit is also in advanced stage of completion, Bhel said.
The Indian firm has been supporting power infrastructure development in the state of West Bengal, and has supplied equipment for 73% of its coal-fired energy stations.
In September, Bhel commissioned a 250MW unit at the Sikka thermal power station in the state of Gujarat, and another 660MW unit for the 1,980MW Lalitpur supercritical thermal power plant in Uttar Pradesh, both in India.
Bhel-manufactured sets of 490-525MW rating class supports power sector in the country, which already has installed 77 sets totalling 38,530MW. The units have also been developed to comply with the standards set by Central Electricity Authority (CEA).
Units manufactured by the company is claimed to have performed above the national average and international benchmarks.
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