Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has commissioned a second 500MW thermal unit at the Marwa thermal power station (TPS) in the Indian state of Chattisgarh.

Chattisgarh State Power Generation Company (CSPGCL) established the Marwa TPS, which is situated in Janjgir-Champa district.

The association of BHEL and CSPGCL goes back to 1976, when the 120MW Korba TPS Extension-I was commissioned.

At present, BHEL has a 94% share of the installed capacity of CSPGCL and till now it has commissioned 11 thermal sets and 3 hydro sets for the state utility.

So far, BHEL has contributed to about 12.5GW of the state’s installed power generation capacity, which includes Central and private sector utilities.

With the commissioning of the 500MW thermal unit, BHEL noted that it has reinforced its status of leadership in executing thermal power projects in India, where state-of-the-art equipment are involved, taking into account Indian coal and conditions.

For the project, BHEL designed, engineered, manufactured, supplied, built and commissioned the steam turbines, generators and boilers, apart from the supply of electrostatic precipitators.