Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has recently declared that it has successfully commissioned the first 800 MW Supercritical thermal unit in Karnataka, which is also the highest rating unit in the state. The unit has been commissioned at the 2×800 MW Yeramarus Thermal Power Station (TPS) located in Raichur district of Karnataka. Yeramarus is being developed by Raichur Power Corporation Limited (RPCL) – a Joint Venture of Karnataka Power Corporation Limited (KPCL) and BHEL.
BHEL’s scope of work for the project envisaged design, engineering, manufacture, supply, erection and commissioning of state-of-the-art supercritical Boiler and Turbine Generators along with associated civil works and agreed Balance of Plant (BoP) packages. The key equipment for the project has been manufactured by BHEL at its Haridwar, Bhopal, Ranipet, Hyderabad, Jhansi, Thirumayam and Bengaluru plants, while the construction of the plant has been undertaken by the company’s Power Sector- Southern Region. BHEL has been a major partner of KPCL in the development of Karnataka’s power sector. BHEL has supplied and executed 4,010 MW of coal-based sets for KPCL & its JV, accounting for 95% of their installed coal-based capacity.
BHEL has contracted 48 supercritical Steam Generators (Boilers) and 41 supercritical Steam Turbine Generators – the highest in the country by any power equipment manufacturer.