BHEL to set up 500 MW thermal power plant

Some days after commissioning two major projects,the 250 MW Unit-5 at Parichha Thermal Power Station (TPS), in Uttar Pradesh and another 500 MW unit at Rihand Super Thermal Power Project, BHEL bags a major contract for 500 MW thermal power plant in Madhya Pradesh.


Reposing confidence in Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL)’s proven technological excellence, NTPC Ltd. has placed a major order on the company for supply and installation of the main plant package for a power project in Madhya Pradesh, involving one thermal power generating unit of 500 MW.


Valued at Rs.11,430 Million, the contract envisages setting up a 1x500 MW thermal power generating unit at NTPC’s Vindhyachal Super Thermal Power Station (STPS), in Madhya Pradesh. The order reinforces BHEL’s leadership status in the execution of thermal power projects involving supply of state-of-the-art equipment, suited to Indian coal and Indian conditions.


With the present order, 86 numbers of 500 MW thermal sets have been contracted by BHEL in the country so far. The unit is being set up under the Mega Power Project policy of the Government of India. On commissioning of the unit, 12 million units of electricity will be added to the grid of the power deficit state, every day.


With the commissioning of this unit, the cumulative generating capacity of the power station will be enhanced to 4,760 MW, making it India’s largest power generating station.

Thermal Power Plants | News published on 05/06/2012 by Gisela Bühl

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