Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has commissioned a 520 MW coal-based thermal power unit in Andhra Pradesh.
The unit has been commissioned at the 2x520 MW Vizag Thermal Power Project of Hinduja National Power Company Limited (HNPCL), Visakhapatnam, according to a BHEL press release.
The project has been executed by BHEL on engineering, procurement and construction basis. The project is located on the coast of the Bay of Bengal and uses single flow condenser and sea water as main cooling water. Though the project was severely affected by the cyclone Hudhud in 2014 during construction, all out efforts were made by BHEL and HNPCL to curtail delays.
BHEL has also recently secured orders for setting up two supercritical thermal power projects in Andhra Pradesh. The orders are for 1x800 MW Dr. Narla Tata Rao Thermal Power Station (Dr NTTPS) Stage-V of Andhra Pradesh Power Generation Corporation Ltd (APGENCO) and 1x800 MW Sri Damodaram Sanjeevaiah Thermal Power Station (SDSTPS) Stage-II, popularly known as Krishnapatnam Supercritical Thermal Power Project, of Andhra Pradesh Power Development Company Ltd. (APPDCL), the release added.