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BHEL surpasses power capacity addition target by 19 per cent

Accelerating its project execution momentum, Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has surpassed the capacity addition target, set by the government for utility projects, by 19 per cent.

Mail Today Bureau   New Delhi     Last Updated: June 3, 2015  | 08:46 IST
BHEL beats power capacity addition target by 19%
BHEL chairman and managing director BP Rao said, "BHEL has commissioned 8,230 MW of utility sets against the target of 6,914 MW for 2014-15". (Photo: Reuters)

Accelerating its project execution momentum, public sector blue-chip company Bharat Heavy Electricals (BHEL) has surpassed the capacity addition target, set by the government for utility projects, by 19 per cent.

BHEL chairman and managing director BP Rao said, "BHEL has commissioned 8,230 MW of utility sets against the target of 6,914 MW for 2014-15. The company has also made major contributions to another 1,600 MW by commissioning two boilers of 800 MW each during the year. Besides, sets with a cumulative of 2,000 MW have been synchronised and are ready for capacity addition."

"In the same period, BHEL also commissioned 1,392 MW industrial sets and 319 MW of overseas projects, taking the overall capacity addition and synchronisation to 11,941 MW, during the year", Rao added.

With this, BHEL has achieved a major landmark of an installed capacity exceeding 155 GW, including 132 GW of domestic utility sets. This has propelled the power equipment maker into the elite club of international manufacturers who have supplied power generating equipment worth more than 150 GW.

Significantly, in the first three years of the XII Plan, BHEL has commissioned a capacity of 26,091 MW, exceeding the cumulative target of 24,737 MW set by the government.

The XII Plan has also witnessed various significant achievements by BHEL in the commissioning of new projects, with several new and higher rating sets having been commissioned.

Till the XI Plan, the highest rating set commissioned by BHEL was of 525 MW rating. In the XII Plan, two supercritical sets of 660 MW rating have been commissioned for the first time by BHEL.

Further, two 800 MW rating supercritical boiler setssupplied by BHEL have also been commissioned. Besides, BHEL successfully commissioned in quick succession three units of 270 MW, each within a span of just 42 days at Amravati in Maharashtra.

BHEL has also brought a turnaround in the hydropower sector by commissioning six hydro sets aggregating to 736 MW, accounting for 100 per cent of thehydro power capacity addition in the country during fiscal 2014-15.

This is also the highest hydro capacity addition in a single year in the last decade. The feat was achieved by successfully commissioning projects of three major Central utilities - NTPC, NHPC and SJVNL.

The hydro projects commissioned by BHEL include two units (200 MW each) of Koldam hydro electric project with which NTPC has made its maiden entry in the hydro sector.

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