BHEL COMMISSIONS 500 MW UNIT -13 OF VINDHYACHAL SUPER THERMAL POWER STATION IN MADHYA PRADESH
Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has added one more coal-based power plant to the grid by successfully commissioning the 500 MW Unit-13 of Vindhyachal Super Thermal Power Station (STPS), Stage-V of NTPC. The project is located in Vindhyanagar in Singrauli district of Madhya Pradesh.
Significantly, BHEL has earlier commissioned 6 units of 500 MW rating each at Vindhyachal power station. With the commissioning of this unit, BHEL has now commissioned 7 sets of 500 MW aggregating to 3,500 MW, the highest by BHEL in a power project.
BHEL’s scope of work in the contract envisaged design, engineering, manufacture, supply and erection & commissioning of Steam Generator and Steam Turbine Generator along with associated Auxiliaries and state-of-the-art Controls & Instrumentation.
The equipment for the project was manufactured at BHEL’s Trichy, Ranipet, Haridwar, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Bhopal Plants, while the company’s Power Sector – Western Region undertook erection and commissioning of the equipment.
BHEL-make sets of 500 MW rating class today form the backbone of the Indian power sector with 76 sets having already been commissioned by BHEL in the country. A large number of similar rating sets ensures better spares inventory management for developers. These sets have been performing much above the national average as well as international benchmarks.