BHEL commissions 800 MW supercritical thermal power plant in Gujarat

Key equipment has been manufactured at Haridwar, Trichy, Hyderabad, Ranipet, Bhopal, Bengaluru, Thirumayam and Jhansi plants

Bharat Heavy Electricals, Gujarat State Electricity Corporation, Supercritical thermal power plant, Thermal power plant in Gujarat

Bharat Heavy Electricals (BHEL) has successfully commissioned 1x800 MW Wanakbori Unit 8 Expansion Project in Gujarat. Located in Kheda district of Gujarat, the project is owned by Gujarat State Electricity Corporation (GSECL), a state-owned power generation company. Notably, this 800 MW set is the highest rating set of GSECL. Previously, BHEL has set up seven units of 210 MW at Wanakbori, the oldest of which has been in operation for more than 35 years.

BHEL  has  executed  the  order  for  setting  up  the  800  MW  coal-based  power  plant  on Engineering, Procurement, Construction (EPC) basis and its scope of work in the project envisaged  design,  engineering,  manufacture,  supply,  erection  and  commissioning  of the steam turbine-generator, boiler, associated auxiliaries and electricals, state-of-the-art  Controls  &  Instrumentation  (C&I)  and  Electrostatic  Precipitators  (ESPs),  besides other equipment of the EPC package.

The key equipment for the project has been manufactured at BHEL's Haridwar, Trichy, Hyderabad,  Ranipet,  Bhopal,  Bengaluru,  Thirumayam  and  Jhansi  plants,  while  the construction  of  the  plant  has  been  undertaken  by  the company's  Power  Sector -Western Region, Nagpur.

BHEL is India’s one of the largest manufacturer of power generation equipment with an installed base of over 1,85,000 MW of power plant equipment globally. The company has contracted 58 sets of supercritical boilers and 53 sets of supercritical turbine generators ordered on it by various customers, in domestic as well as overseas markets


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