24 November 2016 Current Affairs: Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has commissioned a 93 MW steam turbine-based captive power plant (CPP) for Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) at Hazira in Gujarat. Notably, this is the second unit of the 4x93 MW steam turbine-based CPP, being set up by BHEL for Reliance Industries, at Hazira.
BHEL is also setting up a 3x93 MW steam turbine-based CPP for RIL at Dahej in Gujarat. The CPPs are being set up to meet the power requirements of RIL’s refinery projects at Hazira and Dahej.
With the commissioning of the second unit at Hazira, BHEL has so far commissioned two units each at the Hazira and Dahej projects. The remaining three units are also planned for commissioning during the current financial year.
Reliance Industries has been sourcing steam turbines as well as gas turbines from BHEL for their Jamnagar, Dahej, Hazira and Patalganga refineries and petrochemical complex.
In FY 2016-17, BHEL has so far added 600 MW capacity in its captive power plant segment till date, in addition to the power utility segment capacity addition of 2,180 MW
BHEL is aggressively pursuing opportunities in its industrial segments, apart from conventional power utilities. the company industry segment includes captive power plants, defence equipment, transportation, solar, compressors, oil rigs, HT motors, etc.