Bhel commissions second 250MW unit at Sikka thermal power station, India

27 September 2015 (Last Updated September 27th, 2015 18:30)

Bharat Heavy Electricals' (Bhel's) second 250MW unit is now operational at the Sikka thermal power station in Gujarat, India.

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Bharat Heavy Electricals’ (Bhel’s) second 250MW unit is now operational at the Sikka thermal power station in Gujarat, India.

Situated near Jamnagar, one of the major industrial towns in the Indian state, the coal-based power plant is being built for Gujarat State Electricity (GSECL).

Indian power giant Bhel has been appointed as the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor for the facility.

The first 250MW unit at the facility was commissioned in March, and the firm previously developed and launched other two units, each with a 120MW power generation capacity.

"Bhel’s power sector…will be responsible for civil works and erection and commissioning of the equipment for the coal-fired power plant."

Last September, Bhel won a Rs35.360m ($575.07m) EPC contract from GSECL for developing the single-unit, 800MW, coal-fired, supercritical thermal power station at Wanakbori in the state’s Kheda district.

Key equipment for Wanakbori will be manufactured by Bhel at its facilities in Trichy, Haridwar, Bhopal, Ranipet, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Jhansi.

Bhel’s power sector, the western region, will be responsible for civil works and erection and commissioning of the equipment for the coal-fired power plant.

To date, the Indian manufacturer has secured contracts for delivering 251 250MW-class generation sets.

Bhel has installed power plants totaling 2,730MW in the current financial year.


Image: A coal-fired power plant. Photo: courtesy of John Kasawa/FreeDigitalPhotos.net.