BHEL Commissions 330 MW Hydro-Project at Kishanganga River in Jammu & Kashmir (Download PDF)


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Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL), the country’s largest power equipment manufacturer, announced that it has commissioned the third and the last 110 Megawatt (MW) unit of the 330 MW Kishanganga hydro power project in Jammu & Kashmir (J&K).

Map of Kishanganga hydro power project in Jammu & Kashmir

Map of Kishanganga Hydro Power Project in Jammu & Kashmir

Map of Kishanganga hydro power project in Jammu & Kashmir

  • The firm had commissioned the first two units of the project of 110 Mw each in the month of March.

Details of Kishanganga Hydro Power Project in Jammu & Kashmir

  • The three units of Kishanganga hydro-electric project (HEP) have been commissioned within a span of 18 days.
  • Being developed by NHPC Ltd, the project is located on the river Kishanganga, a tributary of the river Jhelum, in Bandipora district of J&K.
  • The 330 MW Kishanganga hydro project would generate 1, 350 Million Units (MUs) of electricity annually, facilitating reduction of greenhouse emissions.
  • The Kishanganga power project would see diversion of water from the Kishanganga River to the underground powerhouse via a 23.25km long head race tunnel to generate hydro power.
  • The Kishanganga HEP is in accordance with the Indus Waters Treaty inked between India and neighboring Pakistan.

Equipment from BHEL

  • BHEL was entrusted with execution of the Electro-Mechanical (E&M) package for the project.
  • It comprises design, manufacture, supply, installation and commissioning of Vertical Shaft Pelton Turbines and matching synchronous Generators, Controls & Monitoring (SCADA) System along with electrical and mechanical auxiliaries.
  • The equipment was supplied from BHEL ’s manufacturing units at Bhopal, Jhansi, Rudrapur and Bengaluru.
  • The execution of works on site was carried out by the company’s Power Sector Northern Region division and Transmission Business Group

About BHEL

  • In J&K, BHEL has so far commissioned 33 Hydro sets with a cumulative capacity of 1, 257 MW.
  • It is executing hydroelectric projects of more than 2, 900 MW in the country and 2, 940 MW in Bhutan which are at various stages of implementation.
  • BHEL has so far bagged orders for 500 hydroelectric generating sets cumulatively of various ratings in India and abroad, with a capacity of more than 29, 000 Mw.
  • Equipment for around 5, 700 Mw capacity were commissioned in overseas projects.

- Published/Last Modified on: August 3, 2018

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