BHEL Commences Civil Works at 660 MW Sagardighi Thermal Plant in WB

State-owned Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) has commenced civil works at the Sagardighi Supercritical Thermal Power Project with 660 MW of capacity in West Bengal. The company has started civil works following the issuance of the Notice to Proceed by the developer after obtaining necessary approvals such as environmental clearances.

August 08, 2020. By Manu Tayal

State-owned Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) has commenced civil works at the Sagardighi Supercritical Thermal Power Project with 660 MW of capacity in West Bengal. The company has started civil works following the issuance of the Notice to Proceed by the developer after obtaining necessary approvals such as environmental clearances.

Significantly, following the strategic completion of pre-engineering activities for the project beforehand, ground breaking has begun on zero date itself. This is a major achievement as conventionally it takes a few months after the zero date to initiate civil works onsite.

Earlier, BHEL had won this order worth Rs 3,500 crore for Sagardighi Thermal Power Project Extension Unit-5 under stiff international competitive bidding (ICB).

The order for the project located at Manigram village in Murshidabad district of West Bengal was placed on BHEL by West Bengal Power Development Corporation (WBPDCL).

The scope of work in the project includes design, engineering, manufacture, supply, erection, testing and commissioning of the Main Plant Turnkey Package, comprising supercritical boiler and turbine generator along with its auxiliaries, electricals, controls & instrumentation, switchyard, flue gas desulphurization (FGD) and selective catalytic reduction (SCR) systems, coal handling plant and ash handling plant.

The company said that key equipment for the project will be manufactured at it’s Trichy, Haridwar, Bhopal, Ranipet, Hyderabad, Jhansi, Thirumayam and Bengaluru plants, while the BHEL’s Power Sector - Eastern Region division will be responsible for construction and installation activities on site.

Besides Sagardighi, the company has executed projects at Bakreswar (5x210 MW), Kolaghat TPS (6x210 MW), Bandel TPS (1x210 MW) and Santaldih TPS (4x120 MW + 2x250 MW) for WBPDCL.

It also added that it’s previous installed units are running successfully and form the backbone of electricity generation in the state of West Bengal.

The company is the largest manufacturer of power generation equipment in the country with an installed base of more than 190 GW of power plant equipment globally.

It has contracted 58 sets of supercritical boilers and 53 sets of supercritical turbine generators, ordered on it by various customers, in domestic as well as overseas markets. In the supercritical segment, the compnay has successfully manufactured and executed 660 MW, 700 MW and 800 MW sets.

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