BHEL Commissions its 2nd 270 MW Thermal Unit In Punjab


Within a month of successful commissioning of a 270 MW thermal generating unit in the state, the state run BHEL ( Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited ) has commissioned another 270 MW unit at Goindwal Sahib coal-fired power project in Punjab.


The unit has been commissioned at the GVK Power and Infra Ltd in Tarn Taran District near Amritsar. The first unit of the project was earlier commissioned by the company in February, 2016. The Goindwal Sahib Project envisages design, engineering, manufacture, supply, erection and commissioning of steam turbines, generators, boilers, associated auxiliaries and electrical, besides Controls and Instrumentation (C&I) and Electrostatic Precipitators (ESPs).

The construction work has carried out by BHEL’s Power Sector in Northern Region But the equipment for the project were supplied by various manufacturing units of BHEL located at Trichy, Ranipet, Hyderabad, Bengaluru & Haridwar.

Thermal sets of 270 MW rating are an in-house improvisation of 210/250 MW sets supplied earlier by BHEL which today 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 35 sets of 270 MW rating, out of which 13 sets have now been commissionedNotably, all the operational sets of 210-270 MW class in the state of Punjab have been supplied, erected and commissioned by BHEL. In addition to thermal projects, BHEL has a significant presence in the state’s hydro sector also, with 95% share in the hydro generating capacity of Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL).

Extra Info : 
Presently BHEL is executing Electro-Mechanical works for hydro-electric power plants at Shahpur Kandi in Gurdaspur (206 MW) and Mukerian (18 MW) in the state of Punjab

So now lets discuss some questions related to this article which can be asked in the upcoming exams :

1. Name the Company which has commissioned its 2nd 270 MW thermal power in Punjab ?
2. Expand the term BHEL & PSPCL  ?
3. BHEL has contracted for how many set of 270 MW thermal plant ? 

Courtesy : PTI News
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