State-run power equipment maker BHEL has commissioned a 250-MW unit at the upcoming Bongaigaon thermal power station in Assam.
BHEL is executing the main plant package contract for setting up three coal-fired units of 250 MW each at Bongaigaon TPS of NTPC. Significantly, this is the highest rating coal-based power plant in the North-East region, BHEL said in a statement.
The first unit of the power plant was commissioned earlier by BHEL and is now operational, while the third and final unit is in advanced stage of commissioning, the statement said.
Bongaigaon power plant is located at Salakati near Bongaigaon in Kokrajhar district of Assam.
Also known as the gateway to lower Assam, Bongaigoan is one of the industrial towns of the state, which also has a major petrochemical industry. This project has been set up after demolishing an old 4x60 MW power station of Assam State Electricity Board, it said.
In Assam, BHEL is also executing a gas-based combined cycle power project of 98.4 MW at Namrup.