With the commissioning of the fourth 600 MW thermal unit, Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has successfully commissioned the 4x600 MW OP Jindal Super Thermal Power Project (STPP) Extension, in Chhattisgarh.
The unit has been commissioned at Jindal Power Limited (JPL)’s OP Jindal STPP located at Tamnar in Raigarh district of Chhattisgarh. BHEL has added three units of 600 MW aggregating to 1,800 MW capacity in the state of Chhattisgarh in the last three months.
BHEL’s scope of work in the contract includes design, engineering, manufacture, supply, erection, testing and commissioning of Steam Turbines, Generators and Boilers, along with associated Auxiliaries and Electricals, besides state-of-the-art Controls & Instrumentation (C&I) and Electrostatic Precipitators (ESPs). For the same customer, BHEL has also earlier successfully executed 4 units of 250 MW each at Raigarh, which are in operation since 2007. Further, JPL has entrusted BHEL with setting up of another four Units of 600 MW each. The company has so far contracted 21 sets of 600 MW sets, out of which thirteen have already been commissioned. A large number of similar sets ensure easy availability of spares and operator's familiarity.
BHEL supplied thermal sets meet the performance standards notified by CEA. As per a recent CEA study on the performance of sub-critical sets in the country, BHEL supplied sets have demonstrated a better operating Heat rate resulting in less coal consumption per unit of power produced.