BHEL Initiates First Renovated Hydro Power Project in Himachal Pradesh

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), today announced it has renovated and modernised first of the three 60 megawatt (MW) units of Baira Siul Hydro Power in Himachal Pradesh.

December 27, 2019. By Darshana Daga

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Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has announced that it has renovated and modernised first of the three 60 megawatt (MW) units of Baira Siul Hydro Power in Himachal Pradesh.

BHEL said in a statement  "R&M of the project will result in restoration of output capacity and improvement in efficiency, in addition to leading to better plant availability and life extension of equipment,".

BHEL won the order for renovation and modernisation (R&M) of three units of the power plant located in Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh. The R&M of the other two units is under various stages of execution.

The company said the capacity of the turbine for each unit is designed for a rated output of 60 MW at reduced rated head of 238.1 metres. The turbines installed earlier in 1980-81 were designed for a rated head of 260 metres.

The equipment has been supplied from BHEL’s manufacturing units at Bhopal, Bengaluru and Jhansi. The on-site installation activities were carried out by the company's Power Sector - Northern Region division, Noida.  

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