Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) has commissioned all three supercritical units of 660 MW each at the 1980 MW coal-based Lalitpur Super Thermal Power Project (STPP) in Uttar Pradesh within a span of just 85 days.
This has been achieved as a result of enhanced focus on project execution by BHEL’s erection techniques and careful project management.
Located in Lalitpur in Bundelkhand district of Uttar Pradesh, the 3 x 660 MW Lalitpur STPP has been developed by Lalitpur Power Generation Co. Ltd, promoted by the Bajaj Hindusthan group. The main plant package contract of this 1980 MW power plant is being executed by BHEL.
All three units have been synchronised by BHEL three to four months ahead of the schedule agreed between LPGCL and BHEL. This was made possible by compressing the erection and commissioning cycle, in joint efforts of BHEL and LPGCL.
In the past year, BHEL has commissioned four supercritical sets of 660 MW each in Uttar Pradesh. In addition, two units of 500 MW each at Anpara were also commissioned during 2015 – 2016. The key equipment for the project has been manufactured by BHEL at its Haridwar, Trichy, Hyderabad and Bengaluru works, while the construction of the plant has been undertaken by the company’s Power Sector – Northern Region.
Edited from press release by Harleigh Hobbs