Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has recently added another coal-based power plant to the grid by successfully commissioning a 500 MW thermal unit in Jharkhand. The unit has been commissioned by BHEL at Bokaro Thermal Power-A Station of Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) in Jharkhand. BHEL has executed the contract of setting up the 500 MW coal-based unit on Engineering, Procurement & Construction (EPC) basis.
With this, BHEL has supplied 84% of the total coal-based power generating capacity installed by DVC. BHEL-make sets of 500/520 MW rating class today form the backbone of the Indian power sector and have been performing much above the national average as well as international benchmarks. BHEL has already established its engineering prowess in the past through successfully delivering higher rated units such as 600 MW, 660 MW, 700 MW and 800 MW thermal sets having a high degree of indigenization. In Jharkhand, BHEL sets contribute a significant 87% to the total installed power generating capacity of the state. In addition, BHEL is presently executing a supercritical project of 3×660 MW rating at North Karanpura for NTPC in Jharkhand.