BHEL commissions final unit at 2400MW thermal power project in India

19 April 2015 (Last Updated April 19th, 2015 18:30)

Bharat Heavy Electricals (BHEL) has commissioned the final 600MW unit at the OP Jindal Super Thermal Power Project (STPP) in Chhattisgarh, a state in India.

Bharat Heavy Electricals (BHEL) has commissioned the final 600MW unit at the OP Jindal Super Thermal Power Project (STPP) in Chhattisgarh, a state in India.

Three more units that have the same generation capacity have already been installed at the facility by the Indian power manufacturer in the last three months.

The facility, which is located at Tamnar in Raigarh district, is owned by Jindal Power Limited (JPL).

BHEL was responsible for designing, engineering, manufacturing, supply, erection, testing and commissioning of steam turbines, generators and boilers at the thermal power facility.

"BHEL was responsible for designing, engineering, manufacturing, supply, erection, testing and commissioning of steam turbines, generators and boilers at the thermal power facility."

Under the scope of the contract, the firm also equipped the plant with associated auxiliaries and electricals, and was responsible for its controls and instrumentation (C&I) and electrostatic precipitators (esps).

The thermal units installed at the power plant are in compliance with the performance standards specified by the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) of India.

JPL has awarded another contract to the Indian manufacturer for four 600MW units for another one of its projects.

BHEL has won contracts for 21 sets of similar 600MW thermal units, of which 13 are operational at present.

Earlier in the month, the firm had commissioned a 600MW unit for Dainik Bhaskar Power’s (DBPL) upcoming thermal power project in Chhattisgarh, India.

According to a CEA study, the thermal sets manufactured by BHEL offer better operating heat rate and consume less coal for each unit of power produced.