2nd supercritical unit set up at NTPC

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 26 Aug 2017 11:01:34


Business Bureau

The second supercritical unit of BHEL at NTPC, Mouda near Nagpur was successfully commissioned here recently.
The unit has operated continuously at full load for 72 hours and qualified for declaration of commercial operation. As per latest guidelines of Central Electricity Regulatory Commission, a new unit has to deliver 0.165 million units of power in every block of 15 minutes during the entire period of 72 hours continuous operation.

Supercritical is the latest technology in power industry. It is recognised world-wide for higher efficiency, lower coal consumption and lower air pollution.

BHEL acquired this technology about a decade back and commissioned a total of 10,500 MW of power in India, so far. This is the second supercritical unit that BHEL has commissioned at NTPC, Mouda Project in a span of seven and half months.

With the commissioning of the unit, power supply to Western Grid will further improve and states like Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Chattatisgarh will be benefited due to it.
BHEL, a Maharatna company of Government of India undertaking is now capable of manufacturing up to 1,000 MW super critical set. The company is equipped with all facilities at its modern plants for manufacturing equipments of total 20,000 MW capacity per annum. A widespread network of 17 manufacturing units , two repair units, four regional offices, eight service centres, six overseas offices support BHEL’s total service to power stations starting from design, manufacturing, erection, commissioning, after sales service and spares – a company official informed.

The company has been earning profit ever since its inception and have been paying dividend to Government of India with an exception of just one occasion. The project execution in NTPC is always a success story for BHEL since NTPC as a customer has more professional approach than others - the company source further added.