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BHEL commissions 40 MW hydro power project in West Bengal

Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) has commissioned a 40 MW hydro electric generating unit in West Bengal’s Darjeeling district. This takes BHEL’s total hydel power commissioning to 770 MW in this fiscal, which is also the highest so far in a single fiscal year since 2005-06.

The project is a run-of-the-river greenfield project on the Teesta river and is part of the 4x40 MW Teesta Low Dam Hydro Electric project. The other three units are also in advanced stage of execution.

The second unit is expected to be commissioned soon, according to a BHEL statement. It is also executing the 3x40 MW Rammam Stage III hydro electric project of NTPC in West Bengal.

The estimated annual energy generation of 720 million units from the Teesta project , being implemented by NHPC, will result in significant reduction of green-house gas emissions in West Bengal.

The equipment has come from BHEL units in Bhopal, Jhansi, Rudrapur, Mumbai and Bengaluru and the work is being executed by BHEL’s eastern region setup.

The scope of the project includes design manufacture, supply, installation and commissioning of complete electrical and mechanical works.

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