• BHEL commissions 1,980 Mw super-critical thermal power plant in UP

    Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL), the country’s largest power equipment manufacturer, today announced it has commissioned the third 660 Megawatt (Mw) unit of the 1,980 Mw Prayagraj Super Thermal Power Project (PSTPP) in Uttar Pradesh, successfully completing the execution of the plant in Allahabad.

    The first two units of the project, commissioned earlier by BHEL, are already under commercial operation. Located in Bara tehsil in Allahabad, the project is owned by Prayagraj Power Generation Company Limited (PPGCL), a subsidiary company of Jaiprakash Power Ventures Limited.

    BHEL’s scope of work in the project included design, engineering, manufacture, supply, erection and commissioning of the Boiler and Turbine-Generator (BTG) package. The key equipment for the project was manufactured by BHEL at its Haridwar, Trichy, Hyderabad, Ranipet and Bengaluru works while the construction of the plant was undertaken by the company’s Power Sector-Northern Region unit.

    “Notably, in the last 17 months, six supercritical sets have been commissioned in Uttar Pradesh, all of which have been installed by BHEL,” the company said in a statement today.

    It added that over 70 per cent of Uttar Pradesh’s power generation capacity — aggregating to more than 17,000 Mw — has been supplied by BHEL. The company has commissioned 4,960 Mw of projects in the state in the last two years. Jordan Poyer Womens Jersey

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