New Delhi: Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has achieved yet another landmark by successfully commissioning a 600 MW thermal unit in Madhya Pradesh. The unit has been commissioned at Madhya Pradesh Power Generating Company Limited’s 2×600 MW Shree Singaji Thermal Power Project, located near Dongaliya village of Khandwa District of  Madhya Pradesh. Earlier, the first unit at the same power project was commissioned by BHEL in November, 2013 and is running as per grid requirement.

BHEL’s scope of work in the contract covered design, engineering, manufacture, supply, erection and commissioning and civil, structural and architectural work of main power block equipment broadly comprising of Steam Turbines, Generators, Electrostatic Precipitators and Boilers along with associated Auxiliaries & Electricals besides state of the art Controls & Instrumentation.

This in-house engineered 4-cylinder 600 MW rating TG sets establish the engineering prowess of BHEL. Today, the 500 MW sets, earlier supplied by BHEL, form the backbone of the Indian power sector and have been performing much above the national average as well as international benchmarks. BHEL has so far contracted 21 sets of 600 MW rating, out of which nine sets have already been commissioned. These sets have a very high level of indigenization. A large number of similar rating sets ensures easy availability of spares and operator’s familiarity.