BHEL Commissioned 500 MW Thermal Power Unit

BHEL Commissioned 500 MW Thermal Power Unit

NEW DELHI/BHOPAL, 5AUGUST 2016:  Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has successfully commissioned second 500MW thermal unit at Marwa Thermal Power Station in Chhattisgarh.

Located in Janjgir-Champa district of Chhattisgarh, Marwa TPS was set up by Chhattisgarh State Power Generation Company Ltd. (CSPGCL). Incidentally, BHEL had earlier also commissioned the first unit of Marwa TPS.

BHEL has been associated with power projects of CSPGCL (and the erstwhile Chhattisgarh State Electricity Board), from the time when the 120 MW Korba TPS Extension-I was commissioned in March 1976.

Significantly, BHEL has 94% share in installed capacity of CSPGCL and has so far commissioned 11 thermal sets and three hydro sets for the state utility. In Chhattisgarh, BHEL has contributed a total of 12,500 MW to state’s installed power generation capacity, including central and private sector utilities.

The successful commissioning of the unit has reinforced BHEL’s leadership status in execution of thermal power projects involving supply of state-of-the-art equipment, suited to Indian coal and Indian conditions.