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BHEL commissions first supercritical thermal unit

The Hindu Business Line:  December, 2013

New Delhi: Heavy machinery major Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has commissioned first supercritical power generation unit at Barh, near Patna in Bihar. The project belongs to NTPC.

β€œThe set attained full load of 660 MW on November 30,” a statement issued by BHEL said.

The supercritical steam parameters for this project, namely, efficiency and heat rate are better than those of comparable supercritical projects at present under installation by others, the company added.

BHEL had bagged its maiden order for 660 MW sets with supercritical parameters from NTPC through international competitive bidding for this 1,320 MW project.

The scope of work in the contract envisaged design, engineering, manufacture, supply, erection and commissioning of two sets of 660 MW each, along with associated auxiliaries.