BHEL commissions 600 MW power plant in Telangana

New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), a Maharatna central public sector enterprise, has successfully commissioned a 600 MW coal-based thermal power plant in Telangana, the company said on Friday.

“The unit has been commissioned at the upcoming 2×600 MW Singareni thermal power project located in Adilabad district,” the power plant equipment manufacturer said in a BSE filing.

The company has built 600 MW rating sets which comprise of a four cylinder turbine, designed in-house.

“So far, the company has contracted 21 sets of 600 MW each, of which 15 have already been commissioned. A large number of similar sets ensure easy availability of spares and operator’s familiarity,” it said.

With the commissioning of the unit, Singareni Collieries Company Ltd. (SCCL) has successfully diversified into the power generation business.

According to the filing, the second unit of Singareni is also in an advanced stage of construction and is expected to be commissioned shortly.

The heavy engineering major had earlier commissioned a 600 MW thermal power plant at Kakatiya in the state in last December.

The company commissioned 85 percent of the coal-based power stations in Telangana amounting to 5,180 MW.

The state government has recently placed orders with the company for executing around 6,000 MW of thermal power projects in the state on engineering procurement construction basis.

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