BHEL commissions 800 MW supercritical thermal power plant in Gujarat

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New Delhi: Public sector heavy engineering major Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has successfully commissioned 1×800 MW Wanakbori Unit 8 Expansion Project in Gujarat. Located in Kheda district of Gujarat, the project is owned by Gujarat State Electricity Corporation Limited (GSECL), a state-owned power generation company.

Notably, this 800 MW set is the highest rating set of GSECL. Previously, BHEL has set up seven units of 210 MW at Wanakbori, the oldest of which has been in operation for more than 35 years.

BHEL has executed the order for setting up the 800 MW coal-based power plant on Engineering, Procurement, Construction (EPC) basis and its scope of work in the project envisaged design, engineering, manufacture, supply, erection and commissioning of the steam turbine-generator, boiler, associated auxiliaries and electricals, state-of-the-art Controls & Instrumentation (C&I) and Electrostatic Precipitators (ESPs), besides other equipment of the EPC package.

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