BHEL commissions 4th 40 MW Hydro Power Plant in West Bengal


Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has successfully commissioned the fourth and last unit of the 4×40 MW Teesta Low Dam Hydro Electric Project (HEP) Stage-IV in West Bengal. A run-of-the-river greenfield project located in Darjeeling district of West Bengal, Teesta HEP has been set up by NHPC Limited, on the River Teesta. Power generation from the Teesta project will result in reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and will help in achieving a low carbon development path for the state as well as the nation. BHEL was entrusted with the Electrical & Mechanical (E&M) works for four units of 40 MW each by NHPC Limited.

BHEL’s scope of work in the project comprised design, manufacture, supply, installation and commissioning of complete E&M equipment including vertical shaft Kaplan Turbines and matching generators. The equipment was supplied by BHEL units at Bhopal, Jhansi, Rudrapur & Bengaluru and the execution of work on site was carried out by the company’s Power Sector Eastern Region. BHEL is presently executing Hydro Electric Projects of around 3,300 MW in the country which are under various stage of implementation. Other projects of NHPC currently under execution by BHEL are the 4×200 MW Parbati HEP Stage – II and 3×110 MW Kishanganga HEP. In West Bengal, BHEL is also executing the 3×40 MW Rammam Stage-III hydro-electric project of NTPC. Significantly, more than 500 hydro generating sets with a cumulative capacity of more than 29,000 MW of various ratings have been contracted on BHEL in India and abroad. Of this, equipment for about 5,700 MW generating capacity has been contracted outside India. wishes the very best.


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