BHEL commissions 330 MW hydro-electric project in J-K

ANI | Updated: Apr 04, 2018 17:12 IST

New Delhi [India], Apr. 4 (ANI): The Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) successfully commissioned the 330 MW Kishanganga Hydro-Electric Project (HEP) in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), first and second units of which were commissioned in the month of March,

Being developed by NHPC Ltd., the project is located on the river Kishanganga, a tributary of the river Jhelum, in Bandipora district of the state. The 3x110 MW Kishanganga HEP will be able to generate 1,350 Million Units (MU) of clean electricity annually, facilitating reduction of greenhouse emissions.

BHEL was entrusted with execution of the Electro-Mechanical (E&M) package for the project comprising design, manufacture, supply, installation and commissioning of vertical shaft pelton turbines and matching synchronous generators, controls and monitoring (SCADA) system along with electrical and mechanical auxiliaries.

The equipment was supplied from BHEL's manufacturing units at Bhopal, Jhansi, Rudrapur and Bengaluru while the execution of works on site was carried out by the company's Power Sector Northern Region division and Transmission Business Group.

In the state of J&K, BHEL has so far commissioned 33 hydro sets with a cumulative capacity of 1,477 MW. BHEL is presently executing hydroelectric projects of more than 2,700 MW in the country and 2,940 MW in Bhutan which are under various stages of implementation.

Significantly, more than 500 hydroelectric generating sets of various ratings have been ordered so far on BHEL in India and abroad, with a cumulative capacity of more than 29,000 MW. Out of these, equipment for about 5,700 MW generating capacity is for overseas projects. BHEL's hydro plants are successfully and efficiently performing in India and across the world, including at Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bhutan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Nepal, Rwanda, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand and Vietnam. (ANI)