Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has achieved another landmark by successfully commissioning a 660 MW supercritical thermal unit in Maharashtra. The unit has been commissioned at Mouda Super Thermal Power Station (STPS) at Mouda in Nagpur district of Maharashtra.
The order for setting up two coal-based thermal units of 660 MW was placed on BHEL by NTPC Ltd. While the first unit has been commissioned, work on the other 660 MW unit is also in an advanced stage. Notably, BHEL has earlier set up two units of 500 MW each at Mouda STPS, which are in operation. In the supercritical segment,BHEL has successfully demonstrated its leadership status and technological capability in the manufacture and execution of 660 MW, 700 MW and 800 MW sets. Notably, the unit commissioned by BHEL 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 the coal-based power plants of NTPC and its JVs that account for around 80% of their coal-based installed capacity. Significantly, in FY 2015-16, all the 2,255 MW projects of NTPC 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.