New Delhi: State-run Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), a Maharatna PSU under the Ministry of Heavy Industries, on Monday said that it has successfully commissioned five more pumping units of the 7×139 Mega Watt under Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Scheme (LIS) Package 8, in Telangana. BHEL had earlier commissioned five units of the same project. The pump for each unit of this project is designed to lift 89.14 cumecs (cubic meters per second) of water by 120.98 meters.
Being developed by the Irrigation and CAD (I&CAD) department of the government of Telangana, the greenfield lift irrigation project (formerly known as Pranhita Chevella) is located in Karimnagar district of Telangana. In the project, water shall be lifted from Ragampet Village near Kakatiya canal to feed Mid Manair reservoir and will be used for irrigation and water supply in nearby areas, thereby contributing to the overall development of the area and the state of Telangana.
BHEL's scope in the project comprises complete electrical and mechanical (E&M) works including design, manufacture, supply and supervision of erection and commissioning of 7 sets of vertical pump-motor sets along with associated auxiliaries. The equipment has been supplied from BHEL's manufacturing units at Bhopal, Rudrapur, Bengaluru and Jhansi, while the supervision of erection and commissioning at the site was carried out by the company's power sector southern region division, Chennai.
BHEL has so far commissioned 35 Pump-Motor sets of various ratings cumulatively aggregating to 1,796 MW in the same project of Telangana. BHEL is presently executing another 30 pump-motor sets totalling to 4,082 MW for various LIS in Telangana such as Kaleshwaram LIS package 6, 8, 10 & 11 and Palamuru Rangareddy LIS package 5 and 8.
In addition to LIS projects, BHEL has made a significant contribution to the hydro sector of Telangana and had commissioned 1,073 MW of hydropower projects in the state so far.