BHEL commissions supercritical power project in Odisha

New Delhi: Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has successfully commissioned the 1,320 MW IB Thermal Power Station (2x660MW). Located in Jharsuguda district of Odisha, the project is owned by Odisha Power Generation Corporation Limited (OPGC). OPGC is a joint venture company of the Odisha Government and AES, a US-based energy company.

BHEL had previously set up two units of 210 MW at IB thermal power station which have been in operation for more than 20 years.

BHEL’s scope of work

BHEL has been a committed partner in the development of Odisha, with BHEL-supplied sets contributing 100 percent of the coal-based power stations installed by OPGC. A substantial portion of power generated from the project will be supplied to the Grid Corporation of Odisha (GRIDCO).

BHEL’s scope of work in the project encompassed design, engineering, manufacturing, supply, erection and commissioning of steam turbines, generators, boiler, associated auxiliaries and electricals, besides state-of-the-art Controls & Instrumentation (C&I) and electrostatic precipitators (ESPs).

Where did the manufacturing take place?

The key equipment for the project has been manufactured by BHEL at its Haridwar, Trichy, Hyderabad, Ranipet, Bhopal and Bengaluru works, while the construction of the plant was undertaken by the company’s Power Sector-Eastern Region, Kolkata.

BHEL is India’s largest manufacturer of power generation equipment with an installed base of over 1,85,000 MW of power plant equipment globally.