BHEL contracts 500 MW thermal unit at Vindhyachal STPS [ Current Affairs ]


About BHEL: BHEL stands for Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited. It is maintained by Government of India and it was established in 1964. It is Manufacturer Company in New Delhi which works for manufacture power plant equipment.

  • It is work as the designing, engineering, manufacturing, construction, testing, commissioning and servicing of a wide range of products, systems and services for the core sectors of the economy like Power, Transmission, Industry, Transportation, Renewable energy, Oil & Gas and Defence.

About Contract:

  • BHEL contracts a 500 MW thermal unit of NTPC’s Vindhyachal Super Thermal Power Station (STPS) in Vindhyanagar of Singrauli district of Madhya Pradesh.
  • BHEL gave its best in installing generators and boilers, along with associated auxiliaries and electrical, controls & instrumentation and electrostatic precipitators (ESPs).

Benefits of this contract:

  • BHEL’s supplied sets have better operating heat rate that consumes less coal while producing power per unit.
  • BHEL has established higher rated unit and thermal sets with a high degree of indigenization.
  • it has hired power plants with a increasing capacity of 2, 480 MW in 2015 - 16.

About Super Thermal Power Stations (STPS)

  • Super Thermal Power Stations (STPS) are power projects based on coal.
  • It was planned by the Government of India in 1990.
  • The capacity of such thermal plant is about 1000 MW and more than it.
  • There are total 65 STPS in India and Mundra.
  • The largest STPS is thermal Power Station of Adani Power in Kutch district of Gujarat.

- Published on: August 11, 2015