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BHEL coal-fired power plant unit commissioned

State-run BHEL announced on Friday that it has commissioned the second 500 MW unit at Tuticorin Thermal Power Station (TPS) in Tamil Nadu, India.

The first 500 MW unit of the coal-fired power project was commissioned on March 10. Tuticorin TPS has been set up by NLC Tamil Nadu Power Limited (NTPL), a joint venture of Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC) and Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation.
The project is situated near the Thoothukudi (Tuticorin) port on the shore of the Bay of Bengal. Earlier stages of Tuticorin TPS comprise five units of 210 MW, all installed by BHEL in three phases between 1979 and 1992.

Recently, BHEL had commissioned second unit of NLCs 250 MW circulating fluidised bed combustion (CFBC) based power plant at Neyveli. The other project being executed by BHEL for NLC is the prestigious, 2×500 MW pulverised lignite fired thermal power plant, also coming up at Neyveli, which is the highest rating set of its kind in the country.