BHEL Current Affairs - 2019

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BHEL commissions 101 MW power plant in Tripura

State-run Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has commissioned a 101 MW (Mega Watt) gas-based Combined Cycle Power Plant (CCPP) at Monarchak (near Agartala) in Tripura.

The plant was commissioned on basis of Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) based on the order placed by North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Limited (NEEPCO).

Key facts

  • In this project, BHEL’s scope of work included supply of Gas Turbine, Heat Recovery Steam Generator (HRSG) and Steam Turbine.
  • It also supplied Generators and state-of-the-art Controls & Instrumentation (C&I) including plant civil work.
  • State-run Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) will be supplying the gas for the project.
  • With this, BHEL’s share in supplied sets in the installed power generating capacity of Tripura has gone up to 88 per cent.

So far, BHEL has supplied 1,000 MW of generating equipment in the north-eastern state of Tripura. Being a gas-rich state, the major share of the power requirement of Tripura is met through Gas based projects.

BHEL commissions Prayagraj power project unit in Uttar Pradesh

State-run Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has commissioned a 660 MW unit of Prayagraj Super Thermal Power Project at Bara town in Allahabad district of Uttar Pradesh.

This is the first supercritical thermal unit to be commissioned in the state to achieve capacity addition on attaining full load.

It is Greenfield thermal power project is owned by Prayagraj Power Generation Company Limited (PPGCL), a subsidiary company of Jaiprakash Power Ventures Limited.

Super-critical units are generally eco-friendly and more efficient thermal power plants as they consume less coal as fuel.

About Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL)

BHEL is a power plant equipment manufacturer completely owned by Union Government. It is largest engineering and manufacturing company of its kind in India. It was established in 1964 and was awarded a Maharatna Company status in 2013.