BHEL commissions 500 MW thermal unit in Tamil Nadu

BHEL commissions 500 MW thermal unit in Tamil Nadu

New Delhi, July 10, 2015

The public sector Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) today said it had successfully commissioned the second 500 MW unit at Tuticorin Thermal Power Station (TPS).
The first 500 MW unit of the project was commissioned by BHEL on March 10 this year.
Tuticorin TPS has been set up by NLC Tamil Nadu Power Limited (NTPL), a joint venture of Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC) and Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO). The project is situated near the Thoothukudi (Tuticorin) port on the shore of the Bay of Bengal. 
Earlier stages of Tuticorin TPS comprise five units of 210 MW, all installed by BHEL in three phases between 1979 and 1992.
Recently, BHEL had commissioned the second unit of NLC’s 250 MW circulating fluidized bed combustion (CFBC) based power plant at Neyveli. The other project being executed by BHEL for NLC is the prestigious, 2x500 MW pulverized lignite fired thermal power plant, also coming up at Neyveli, which is the highest rating set of its kind in the country, a press release from the company added.

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