Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) has achieved yet another landmark in the power development programme of the state of Uttar Pradesh by successfully commissioning the second 500 MW thermal unit at Anpara-D thermal power plant (TPP) in Sonbhadra district of Uttar Pradesh.
Including this recent commissioning, BHEL has added 2320 MW of generating capacity in Uttar Pradesh in the current fiscal (2015 – 2016).
This is a first of its kind project, where the power plant has been set up on an abandoned ash pond, thereby enabling saving of scarce land. Setting up the power plant on an ash pond required special technological innovations in the area of civil engineering. Successful execution of this project has set an alternate option for future projects facing constraints of scarcity of land.
BHEL was awarded the contract for setting up two units of 500 MW each at Anpara-D TPP by Uttar Pradesh Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Ltd (UPRVUNL). The first 500 MW unit of the project was commissioned in June 2015.
In addition, BHEL has recently commissioned two sets of 660 MW rating in UP, at Bara in December 2015 and Lalitpur in January 2016. The company’s scope of work for the project eincluded design, engineering, manufacture, supply, erection and commissioning of state-of-the-art equipment for the project on Engineering, Procurement & Construction (EPC) basis. Key equipment included steam turbines, generators and boilers, along with associated auxiliaries and electricals, besides controls & instrumentation (C&I), electrostatic precipitators (ESPs), suitable for Indian coal and Indian conditions, Balance of Plant (BOP) packages and civil works.
BHEL has been a major partner in the power development programme of Uttar Pradesh, with 77% of its government sector projects, aggregating to over 13 000 MW having been supplied by BHEL.
Edited from press release by Harleigh Hobbs