30 December 2016 Current Affairs: State-run power equipment maker BHEL has successfully commissioned another 600-MW coal-based thermal power plant in Telangana.
The unit has been commissioned at the 2x600 MW Singareni Thermal Power Project (TPP) located in Adilabad district in Telangana. The project has been developed by Singareni Collieries Company Ltd (SCCL), India’s second largest coal mining company
According to the statement, this is the second 600-MW unit commissioned by BHEL at Singareni TPP. The first unit of the project was commissioned in March 2016.
BHEL-built 600-MW rating sets comprise a 4-cylinder turbine designed in-house. So far, the company has contracted 21 sets of 600 MW each, of which 17 have already been commissioned. A large number of similar sets ensure easy availability of spares and operator’s familiarity.
The company is a major contributor to Telangana’s power sector with over 85 per cent of the coal-based power stations amounting to 5,740 MW.
Reposing confidence on BHEL’s capability of setting up power plants, proven technological excellence and superior performance of equipment, the Telangana state utility has placed orders to the company for executing around 6,000 MW of thermal power projects in the State on a EPC basis.
BHEL has established its engineering prowess by successfully delivering higher-rated units such as 600 MW, 660 MW, 700 MW and 800 MW thermal sets, having a high degree of indigenisation