Bharat Heavy Electricals (BHEL) has commissioned the third 270MW unit for a coal-based thermal power plant in Maharashtra, a state in India.

The unit has been commissioned as part of Phase-1 of the RattanIndia Power’s thermal power project, which is being developed at Nandgaonpeth village in Amravati district of Maharashtra.

The project is being developed in two phases, each of 1,350MW.

Till date, BHEL has been contracted 247 sets of this rating class including 31 of 270MW rating.

BHEL manufactures integrated power plant equipment as well as entire range/type of power equipment and also undertakes projects on engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) basis.

The thermal sets supplied by BHEL fully meet the performance standards notified by CEA.

According to a recent study by CEA on the installed power generating sets performance, BHEL-developed sets have a better operating heat rate, thus reducing coal consumption per unit of power produced.