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BHEL commissions 40 MW hydel plant in West Bengal

NetIndian News Network

New Delhi, July 20, 2016

The public sector Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) today said it had successfully commissioned the third unit of the 4x40 MW Teesta Low Dam Hydro Electric Project (HEP) Stage-IV in West Bengal.
A run-of-the-river greenfield project located in Darjeeling district of West Bengal, Teesta HEP is being set up by National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC), on River Teesta. 
The fourth and final unit of the project is also in advanced stages of execution, a press release from the company said.
Power generation from the Teesta project will result in reduction of green-house gas emissions and will help in achieving a low carbon development path for the state as well as the nation, it said.
The order for electrical and mechanical (E&M) works for four units of 40 MW each was placed on BHEL by NHPC. BHEL’s scope of work in the project comprised design, manufacture, supply, installation and commissioning of complete E&M works including vertical shaft Kaplan Turbines and matching generators. 
The equipment has been supplied by BHEL units at Bhopal, Jhansi, Rudrapur and Bengaluru and the execution of work on site is being carried out by the company’s Power Sector Eastern Region.
BHEL is presently executing hydro electric projects of around 3,300 MW in the country which are under various stage of implementation. Other projects of NHPC currently under execution by BHEL are the 4x200 MW Parbati HEP Stage – II and 3x110 MW Kishanganga HEP. In West Bengal, BHEL is also executing the 3x40 MW Rammam Stage-III hydro-electric project of NTPC.