India’s Bharat Heavy Electricals (BHEL) has commissioned a third 660MW Prayagraj Super Thermal Power Project (PSTPP) in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh (UP).
The commissioning marks the successful execution of the 1,980MW project and follows completion of the first two units, which were also commissioned by BHEL and are now under commercial operation.
PSTPP is owned by Jaiprakash Power Ventures’ subsidiary Prayagraj Power Generation Company (PPGCL). As part of its involvement, BHEL has designed, engineered, and manufactured the boiler and turbine-generator (BTG) package of PSTPP, as well as engaging in supply, erection, and commissioning.
The company manufactured the major equipment for the project at its sites in the Indian cities of Haridwar, Trichy, Hyderabad, Ranipet, and Bengaluru.
Construction was undertaken by the company's power sector, Northern Region.
In addition, BHEL has installed six supercritical thermal power sets in UP over the last 17 months.
More than 70% of the state’s power generation capacity, which aggregates to more than 17,000MW, has been supplied by BHEL. Over the last two years, the company has also commissioned 4,960MW power projects in the state.
Recently, BHEL secured an order worth INR2.33bn ($35.9m) from Ramagundam Fertilizers and Chemicals (RFCL) to provide a steam and power generation package.
The order included the design, engineering, manufacture, supply, erection, testing, and commissioning of a 32.5MW gas turbine, 125TPH heat recovery steam generators, a 85TPH utility boiler, and a balance-of-plant package along with associated auxiliaries.