India’s state-owned utility Bharat Heavy Electricals (Bhel) has commissioned a 600MW unit at the Jhabua thermal power project located in Seoni district in the state of Madhya Pradesh.
The project is being developed for Jhabua Power (JPL), a subsidiary of Avantha Power & Infrastructure (APIL).
Under the contract signed earlier, Bhel is responsible for the design, engineering, manufacture, supply, erection and commissioning of steam turbine, generator and boiler, and associated auxiliaries and electricals.
The scope of the contract also includes supply of controls and instrumentation (C&I) and electrostatic precipitators (ESPs).
Bhel delivered the equipment for the project from its manufacturing units located at Trichy, Ranipet, Hyderabad, Bengaluru & Haridwar. Construction work was implemented by BHEL’s Power Sector – Western Region.
JPL currently has 1260MW thermal capacity under implementation in two phases of 600MW & 660MW.
Earlier, Bhel commissioned the 600MW Avantha Bhandar thermal power plant at Raigarh in Chhattisgarh for APIL.
BHEL is currently developing two supercritical units of 800MW at Gadarwara in Madhya Pradesh for NTPC.
Of the total contracted 21 sets of 600MW each, Bhel has commissioned 15 sets till date.
Bhel is engaged in the design, engineering, manufacture, construction, testing, commissioning and servicing of a wide range of products and services for sectors of the economy including power, transmission, industry, transportation (Railway), renewable energy, oil & gas and defense.