New Delhi, February : BHEL has bagged a prestigious order for setting up a supercritical thermal power project involving one unit of the country’s highest rating 800 MW sets, in Tamil Nadu. Significantly, this will be the first ever 800 MW supercritical set based power plant in the state.

Hon’ble Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Sushri J. Jayalalithaa, handed over the Letter of Award (LOA) to Sh. Atul Sobti, CMD, Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), in Chennai, followed by laying of the foundation stone for the project. This order has once again reinforced BHEL’s position at the forefront of the power equipment industry in India.

Valued at Rs.2,759 Crore, the Main Plant Package contract for the 1×800 MW North Chennai Supercritical TPS Stage III, has been placed on BHEL by the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO). The project shall be commissioned by August, 2019.

Today BHEL has a significant share of 83% in TANGEDCO’s cumulative coal-based generating capacity. This also includes two 600 MW sets commissioned in 2013 at North Chennai TPS, comprising in-house designed steam turbines, the first of their kind for both BHEL and the state of Tamil Nadu.