State-run BHEL today said it has commissioned the first 800 MW supercritical thermal unit in Raichur, Karnataka.
The unit has been commissioned at the 2x800 MW Yeramarus Thermal Power Station (TPS) located in Raichur district of Karnataka, Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) said in a statement.
Yeramarus is being developed by Raichur Power Corporation Ltd (RPCL) - a joint venture of Karnataka Power Corporation Limited (KPCL) and BHEL.
The second unit of this project is also in the advanced stage of construction and is expected to be commissioned shortly, the statement said.
BHEL's scope of work for the project envisaged design, engineering, manufacture, supply, erection and commissioning of supercritical boiler and turbine generators along with associated civil works and agreed balance of plant packages.
The key equipment for the project has been manufactured by BHEL at its Haridwar, Bhopal, Ranipet, Hyderabad, Jhansi, Thirumayam and Bengaluru plants, while the construction of the plant has been undertaken by the company's power sector- southern region, the statement said.
BHEL is the market leader in both the subcritical as well as the supercritical segments in the country. BHEL has contracted 48 supercritical steam generators (boilers) and 41 supercritical steam turbine generators - the highest in the country by any power equipment manufacturer.
In 2015-16, BHEL has been entrusted with orders for 12 supercritical steam generators and 10 supercritical steam turbine generators by various utilities.