BHEL commissions 195 MW thermal unit in Bihar


Bharat Heavy Electricals (BHEL) on Monday said it commissioned a 195-MW thermal unit in Muzzafarpur district in Bihar.

In a regulatory filing with the National Stock Exchange, the company said it is the first of the two 195-MW units to be commissioned by BHEL at the thermal power plant of Kanti Bijlee Utpadan Nigam (KBUNL), a joint venture of NTPC Ltd. and Bihar State Power Generation Company (BSPGCL).

“BHEL is the leading supplier of main plant equipment to NTPC and its joint ventures, with a 72 percent share in their installed capacity,” the company said in the filing.

According to the company, its scope of work in the Muzaffarpur project envisaged design, engineering, manufacture, supply, erection and commissioning of steam turbines, generators and boilers, along with associated auxiliaries and electricals, besides controls & instrumentation (C&I) and electrostatic precipitators (ESPs).

“The second 195-MW unit is expected to be commissioned in the fiscal year 2015-16. Earlier, in the first week of March, a 660-MW supercritical thermal unit was commissioned by BHEL at Barh in Bihar”, it said.