BHEL conducts boiler light-up for 800 MW North Chennai Supercritical Power Project

New Delhi: Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) conducted the boiler light-up of 1×800 MW North Chennai Thermal Power Station (NCTPS) Stage-III in the presence of the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Edappadi K Palaniswami. The event, held through video conferencing, was also attended by Minister for Electricity, Prohibition and Excise (Govt. of Tamil Nadu) P Thangamani, Chief Secretary (Govt. of Tamil Nadu) Rajeev Ranjan (IAS), Energy Secretary (Govt. of Tamil Nadu) SK Prabakar (IAS) and Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation's (TANGEDCO) CMD Pankaj Kumar Bansal (IAS) along with other senior officials from the government of Tamil Nadu, TANGEDCO and BHEL.

Significantly, the NCTPS stage-III project is the highest rating thermal power project, and the first supercritical project to undergo Boiler Light-Up in the state of Tamil Nadu. BHEL is also executing TANGEDCO’s 2×660 MW Ennore SEZ, 2×800 MW Uppur and 2×660 MW Udangudi. Notably, all these orders were won by BHEL on international competitive bidding (ICB) basis.

The implementation of these new projects will foster growth in Tamil Nadu and provide easy access to electricity to the people of the state. BHEL has a significant share of 83 percent in TANGEDCO’s coal-based generating capacity and has been a major partner in the power development programme of Tamil Nadu.

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BHEL's scope of work in the NCTPS Stage III project involves the design, engineering, manufacture, supply, erection, commissioning & civil works for the Main Plant Package.

BHEL is the leading power equipment manufacturer in the country with 56 sets of supercritical boilers and 51 sets of supercritical turbine generators ordered on it by various Central, State as well as private sector utilities.

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