Nagpur: Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) has successfully commissioned a 660 MW supercritical thermal unit in Maharashtra at Mouda Super Thermal Power Station (STPS) at Mouda in Nagpur district of Maharashtra.
NTPC Ltd placed the order to BHEL for setting up two coal-fired thermal units of 660 MW. While the first unit has been commissioned, work on the other 660 MW unit is also in an advanced stage.
Previously, BHEL had set up two units of 500 MW each at Mouda STPS, which are in operation.
In the supercritical segment, BHEL has manufactured and executed 660 MW, 700 MW and 800 MW sets. The unit commissioned at Mouda is the first to be commissioned out of the 11 units ordered under bulk tendering to different manufacturers.
BHEL has a long-standing partnership with NTPC and has supplied over 30 000 MW of NTPC coal-fired power plants of and its JVs, which accounts for around 80% of their coal-fired installed capacity. In FY 2015-2016, all of NTPC’s 2255 MW projects and its JVs were executed by BHEL.
BHEL has also been a major partner in the development of Maharashtra’s power sector. BHEL has supplied and executed more than 16 000 MW of sets in the state so far.