OREANDA-NEWS. June 14, 2012. Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has successfully commissioned a 250MW unit at Harduaganj Thermal Power Station (TPS), in Uttar Pradesh. With this, 6 million units of electricity will be added to the grid of the power deficit state, every day.

Reposing confidence in BHEL’s capability and technological excellence, Uttar Pradesh Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Limited (UPRVUNL) had placed orders for setting up 2 units of 250 MW each at Harduaganj TPS.

While the first unit in the contract was commissioned by BHEL in September, 2011, the project has now been completed with the commissioning of the second unit.

Significantly, with this, BHEL has commissioned back-to-back, thermal generating units with a cumulative capacity of 1,000 MW in Uttar Pradesh, the other units being 500 MW at Rihand STPS and 250 MW at Parichha TPS. For UPRVUNL, BHEL is also presently executing contracts for another 250 MW unit at Parichha and two units of 500 MW each at Anpara TPS.

BHEL’s scope of work in the Harduaganj contract envisaged manufacture, supply, erection, testing and commissioning of the main plant package along with associated auxiliaries and civil works for the main plant package for this power project.

The equipment for the project has been supplied by BHEL’s Haridwar, Trichy, Ranipet, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Bhopal and Jhansi plants, while BHEL’s Power Sector – Northern Region is undertaking erection and commissioning of the equipment.

BHEL has fully established state-of-the-art technology for manufacture of thermal sets up to 600MW rating in the sub-critical range and has the capability to manufacture sets up to 1,000 MW rating. The company has also equipped itself to produce 660 MW / 700 MW / 800 MW thermal sets with supercritical parameters, and is shoring up its capability for higher rating Hydro sets and advanced class Gas Turbines to cater to upcoming market requirements.