BHEL commissions 500 MW thermal power unit in Jharkhand

Posted on:06 May 2016 17:59:10

BHEL commissions 500 MW thermal power unit in Jharkhand
06 May 2016 Current Affairs GK: State-run Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd has announced the commissioning of a 500 MW thermal unit in Jharkhand. Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) has added another coal-based power plant to the grid by successfully commissioning a 500 MW thermal unit in Jharkhand .

The unit has been commissioned at Bokaro Thermal Power-A Station of Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) on engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) basis. With this, BHEL has supplied 84 per cent of the total coal-based power generating capacity installed by DVC. 

In Jharkhand, BHEL aims to contribute a significant 87 per cent to the total installed power generating capacity of the state. The company is executing a supercritical project of 3x660 MW rating at North Karanpura for NTPC in the state. 

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited : Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) owned by the Government of India, is a power plant equipment manufacturer and operates as an engineering and manufacturing company based in New Delhi, India. Established in 1964, BHEL is India's largest engineering and manufacturing company of its kind. The company has been earning profits continuously since 1971-72 and paying dividends uninterruptedly since 1976-77.It has been granted the prestigious Maharatna (big gem) status in 2013 by Govt of India for its outstanding performance.The elite list of maharatna contains another 6 behemoth PSU companies of India.

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