Power equipment manufacturer Bharat Heavy Electricals (Bhel) has commissioned the second 270MW thermal unit at the Goindwal Sahib coal-fired thermal power project in the Indian state of Punjab.

This is the second thermal unit to be commissioned by Bhel at the project in a month, with a 270MW unit made operational in February.

The 2x270MW thermal power project in Tarn Taran district, near Amritsar, is being developed by GVK Power & Infra Limited (GVKPIL.

Bhel carried out the design, engineering, manufacture, supply, erection and commissioning of steam turbines, generators, boilers, associated auxiliaries and electricals at the project.

"Bhel has contracted 35 sets of 270MW capacity to date, with 13 sets having already started operating."

The company was also responsible for providing controls and instrumentation (C&I) and electrostatic precipitators (ESPs).

Bhel manufactured all equipment for the project at its production plants located in Trichy, Ranipet, Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Haridwar, India.

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Construction was carried out by Bhel’s Power Sector Northern Region.

Bhel has contracted 35 sets of 270MW capacity to date, with 13 sets having already started operating.

The company noted that all the operational sets of 210MW-270MW class in the state of Punjab have been supplied, erected and commissioned by it.

As well as thermal projects, Bhel also has a significant presence in the state’s hydro sector, with 95% share in the hydro generating capacity of Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL).

Bhel is also carrying out electro-mechanical works for hydro-electric power plants at Shahpur Kandi in Gurdaspur and Mukerian in the state of Punjab.