Bharat Heavy Electricals (BHEL) has announced the commissioning of an 800MW supercritical thermal power unit at Kothagudem Thermal Power Station in the South Indian state of Telangana.
The commissioning of the unit marks the completion of stage VII of the Telangana State Power Generation Corporation’s (TSGENCO) Kothagudem Thermal Power Station located in Paloncha town in Khammam district.
The thermal power plant with the newly installed 12th unit has increased its power generating capacity from 1,660MW to 2,460MW. BHEL, which has executed the supercritical thermal project on an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) basis, claims to have brought it into service within 46 months.
BHEL’s scope under the contract included design, engineering, manufacture, supply, civil works and erection and commissioning of steam turbines, generators, boiler and associated auxiliaries and electrical.
The Indian government-owned company was also responsible for the delivery of the controls and instrumentation (C&l), electrostatic precipitators (ESPs) and balance of plant (BoP) packages of the Kothagudem Thermal Power Station.
The supercritical thermal power unit’s construction was carried out by BHEL’s Power Sector – Southern Region with its key equipment manufactured at the company’s Trichy, Haridwar, Bhopal, Jhansi, Ranipet, Hyderabad, Thirumayam and Bengaluru manufacturing plants.
In addition to the Unit 12 of the Kothagudem Thermal Power Station, BHEL secured contracts from TSGENCO for the 5x800MW Yadadri project and the 4x270MW Bhadradari project, which are currently under execution.
BHEL is also working on executing a steam generator package for NTPC’s 2x800MW Telangana Super Thermal Power Project at Ramagundam in Telangana.
The company, in a statement, said: “BHEL has been a committed partner in the development of Telangana, with BHEL-supplied sets contributing to 88% of the coal-based power stations installed in the state.
“Projects equipped with BHEL supplied sets such as Ramagundam and Kothagudem have been consistently winning meritorious awards from the Ministry of Power for their outstanding performance.”
Recently, the company bagged an order worth $500m to set up a 660MW supercritical thermal power unit for the Sagardighi Thermal Power Project in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal from West Bengal Power Development Corporation (WBPDCL).