First 800 MW supercritical thermal power plant - BHEL commissions in Karnataka
Posted on:01 Apr 2017 10:37:06
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01 April 2017 Current Affairs: Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has successfully commissioned yet another coal-based supercritical thermal unit of 800 MW in Karnataka.
This is the second unit of the 2x800 MW Yeramarus Thermal Power Station located in Raichur district of Karnataka.
The first unit of this power plant was commissioned earlier by BHEL in March, 2016.
The Yeramarus project has been developed by Raichur Power Corporation Limited (RPCL), a Joint Venture (JV) with equity participation from Karnataka Power Corporation Limited (KPCL) and BHEL .
The key equipment for the project has been manufactured by BHEL at its Haridwar, Trichy, Bhopal, Ranipet, Hyderabad, Jhansi and Bengaluru plants, while the construction of the plant has been undertaken by the company's Power Sector - Southern Region.
Supercritical units:- Supercritical units are more efficient, eco-friendly and consume lesser coal.
BHEL is the leading power equipment manufacturer in the domestic market with orders for 48 sets of supercritical boilers and 41 sets of supercritical turbine generators placed by various utilities - the highest in the country for any power equipment manufacturer.
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