India’s BHEL brings 101MW gas-fired power plant online in Tripura

15 February 2016 (Last Updated February 15th, 2016 18:30)

India's state-owned company Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has commissioned a 101MW gas-based combined cycle power plant (CCPP) in the state of Tripura.

India's state-owned company Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has commissioned a 101MW gas-based combined cycle power plant (CCPP) in the state of Tripura.

The move brings BHEL's share of supplied sets in power generation capacity in Tripura to nearly 88%.

BHEL has currently supplied 1,000MW of generating equipment in the state. The company recently commissioned two sets 363MW each at the gas-based OTPC Palatana project, totalling to 726MW.

"The move brings BHEL's share of supplied sets in power generation capacity in Tripura to nearly 88%."

The CCPP was developed on an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) basis for the North Eastern Electric Power Corporation (NEEPCO).

BHEL supplied gas and steam turbines, heat recovery steam generators, generators, controls and instrumentation for the project. The company was also responsible to oversee plant civil work.

BHEL commissioned the plant by bringing the 35.6MW steam turbine online. The 65.4MW gas turbine at the CCPP is operational since last year.

BHEL used multimodal transportation to deliver over-dimensional consignments in a bid to ensure safe transportation of the equipment to the site.

The company recently secured a $513m order to provide two 800MW supercritical steam generators to NTPC.

NTPC will install the two steam generator island package at its Telangana Super Thermal Power Project (TnSTPP), located within the company's Ramagundam Power Station in Karimnagar, Telangana, India.

The power to be produced from TnSTPP will be used to meet the demand for power in the state of Telangana.