Bharat Heavy Electricals (BHEL) has successfully commissioned 160MW Combined Cycle Power Plant (CCPP) in Rajasthan, India.

The commissioning of the steam turbine, has allowed the earlier commissioned gas turbine to operate in combined cycle mode.

Earlier, Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam (RRVUNL) selected BHEL to set up a Frame 9E Gas Turbine-based 160MW CCPP as an expansion project (Stage III) of Ramgarh power plant in Jaisalmer district of Rajasthan.

The overall capacity of Ramgarh CCPP has now reached 273.8MW, with the commissioning of Stage III, taking the gas based generating capacity of RRVUNL to 603.8MW.

BHEL is implementing the 250 MW Unit 4 at Chhabra TPS, which is scheduled to be commissioned in May 2014, and the 2×660 MW super-critical units at Suratgarh TPS for RRVUNL.

The contract scope included design, engineering, manufacture, supply, erection and commissioning of the Main Plant & equipment for the Gas-based power project which involved one Frame 9E gas turbine with generator, one heat recovery steam generator, one steam turbine generator and associated auxiliaries with state-of-the-art controls & instrumentation (C&I) system.