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Bharat Heavy commissions third coal unit at India power project

India’s power equipment and infrastructure firm Bharat Heavy Electricals (BHEL) has commissioned a 250 MW coal-fired unit in Bihar that is a part of a joint venture between the state-run electricity firm NTPC and Indian Railways.

The Nabinagar Thermal Power Project, ultimately to total about 1000 MW, has ordered four sets of turbine and steam generators 250 MW each. BHEL has now commissioned three of the four units and its work include design, engineering, manufacture, supply, erection and commission of the steam turbines, generators and boilers, among other duties.

BHEL has a long-standing partnership with NTPC and has supplied approximately 34,000 MW of the coal-based power plants of NTPC and its JVs that account for around 75 per cent of NTPC’s coal-based installed capacity.

About 90 per cent of the electricity generated will be allocated to the railways. The remaining 10 per cent is given to Bihar, which is India’s third largest state by population.

BHEL was founded by the Indian government in 1964. It employs close to 40,000 people with footprints in 82 countries, according to BHEL’s website.