Highest ever capacity addition in power sector by BHEL

GN Bureau | January 25, 2016



Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has commissioned various utility power projects leading to a capacity addition of 5,010 MW in the first three quarters of the financial year.

This is the highest-ever capacity addition achieved by BHEL for the corresponding period in any financial year, according to a company release. Projects aggregating to 2,270 MW have been synchronised by BHEL during the period and are available for capacity addition.

In the same period, BHEL has commissioned 524 MW of industrial sets and 125 MW of overseas projects, resulting in the highest ever overall capacity addition or synchronisation of 7,929 MW, in the first nine months of a financial year.

Significantly, utility sets have been commissioned by BHEL at power stations throughout India. These include one unit of 660 MW at Bara and one unit of 500 MW at Anpara in Uttar Pradesh in Northern India. One unit of 500 MW in Sagardighi has been commissioned in West Bengal in Eastern India.

In the South, BHEL has commissioned one 600 MW unit in Kakatiya, a 520 MW unit in Visakhapatnam and a 500 MW unit in Tuticorin. One 500 MW unit in Vindhyanchal in Madhya Pradesh and a 250 MW unit in Sikka in Gujarat were commissioned during the first three quarters of 2015-16. A significant contribution has been made in the northeast with the commissioning of one unit of 250 MW in Bongaigaon, the release said.

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