Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has recently achieved one more significant milestone in the capacity addition programme of the country by successfully commissioning another 520 MW coal-based thermal generating unit in Andhra Pradesh. The unit has been commissioned at the 2×520 MW Vizag Thermal Power Project of Hinduja National Power Company Limited (HNPCL), Visakhapatnam.
This project is located on the coast of the Bay of Bengal. Notably, this project uses single flow condenser and sea water as main cooling water. BHEL has also recently secured prestigious orders for setting up two supercritical thermal power projects involving one unit each of the country’s highest rating 800 MW sets, in Andhra Pradesh. The projects are 1×800 MW Dr. Narla Tata Rao Thermal Power Station (Dr NTTPS) Stage-V of Andhra Pradesh Power Generation Corporation Ltd (APGENCO) and 1×800 MW Sri Damodaram Sanjeevaiah Thermal Power Station (SDSTPS) Stage-II, popularly known as Krishnapatnam Supercritical Thermal Power Project, of Andhra Pradesh Power Development Company Ltd. (APPDCL). In Visakhapatnam district, four 500 MW thermal sets supplied and executed by BHEL are already in successful operation at Simhadri Super Thermal Power Station of NTPC.