BHEL to set up Supercritical Thermal Power Plant in WB

The PSU won the bid amid stiff international competitive bidding

BHEL to set up Supercritical Thermal Power Plant in WB -

New Delhi, Dec 31 (UNI) Amid stiff international competitive bidding, the Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has bagged a major order for setting up a 660 MW supercritical thermal power plant in West Bengal.

Valued at approximately Rs 3,500 crore, the order for setting up the 1x660 MW Sagardighi Thermal Power Project Extension Unit-5 at Manigram village in Murshidabad district of West Bengal, has been placed on BHEL by West Bengal Power Development Corporation (WBPDCL).

BHEL's scope of work in the project includes design, engineering, manufacture, supply, erection, testing and commissioning of the Main Plant Turnkey Package, comprising supercritical boiler and turbine generator along with its auxiliaries, electricals, controls & instrumentation, switchyard, flue gas desulphurisation (FGD) and selective catalytic reduction (SCR) systems, coal handling plant and ash handling plant.

The supercritical technology based project would significantly contribute to the nation's quest for clean and eco-friendly power and would cut fuel consumption by employing high efficiency equipment working at higher operating parameters.

The project will further limit emissions by utilizing state-of-the-art emission control equipment - FGD and SCR systems to capture pollutants like SOx and NOx, aimed at meeting revised emission norms, notified by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and climate change.

Significantly, BHEL has so far contributed over 80 per cent of the total coal-based generating capacity of WBPDCL.

The key equipment for the project will be manufactured at BHEL's Trichy, Haridwar, Bhopal, Ranipet, Hyderabad, Jhansi, Thirumayam and Bengaluru plants, while the company's Power Sector - Eastern Region division will be responsible for construction and installation activities on site.