Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has recently succeeded in commissioning a 600 MW coal-based thermal power plant in the state of Madhya Pradesh. The project is being developed by Jhabua Power Limited (JPL), a subsidiary of Avantha Power & Infrastructure Limited (APIL). The unit has been commissioned at the 1×600 MW Jhabua Thermal Power Project (TPP) located in Seoni district in Madhya Pradesh.
Having earlier commissioned the 1×600 MW Avantha Bhandar TPP at Raigarh in Chhattisgarh, this is the second project of APIL commissioned by BHEL. According to the contract, BHEL’s scope of work envisaged design, engineering, manufacture, supply, erection and commissioning of Steam Turbine, Generator and Boiler, along with associated Auxiliaries and Electricals, besides state-of-the-art Controls & Instrumentation (C&I) and Electrostatic Precipitators (ESPs).
The equipment for the project was supplied by manufacturing units of BHEL located at Trichy, Ranipet, Hyderabad, Bengaluru & Haridwar, while the construction work was carried out by BHEL’s Power Sector – Western Region.
In Madhya Pradesh, BHEL is presently executing two supercritical units of 800 MW for NTPC at Gadarwara. BHEL has established its engineering prowess by successfully delivering higher-rated units such as 600 MW, 660 MW, 700 MW and 800 MW thermal sets, having a high degree of indigenization.