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BHEL commissions first unit of 60MW Tuirial Hydro Electric Project

CTBR Staff Writer Published 30 August 2017

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), an Indian integrated power plant equipment manufacturer has commissioned the first unit of 60MW Tuirial Hydro Electric Project (HEP).

The greenfield project controlled by North Eastern Electric Power Corporation (NEEPCO) is situated in Kolasib, Mizoram on the Tuirial river.

The electrical & mechanical (E&M) package placed by NEEPCO envisaged design, manufacture, supply, installation and commissioning of the complete E&M package, including vertical shaft Francis Turbines and matching generators.

BHEL has supplied the entire equipment from its units located across Bhopal, Jhansi, Rudrapur and Bengaluru whereas company’s Power Sector Eastern Region has monitored the execution of plan at work site.

The company said that the second phase of  the project is also in advanced stages of execution.

BHEL stated that HEP is first largest hydro power project in Mizoram and power generation from Tuirial HEP is expected to bring down the emission of green house gas thereby contributing to the nation's low carbon development goal.

NEEPCO has associated with BHEL in many hydro projects and is planning to execute 600MW Kameng HEP in Arunachal Pradesh.

Other major hydro projects include 3 units of 135MW Rangandi HEP in Arunachal Pradesh and 4 units of 50 MW Kopili HEP in Assam.

Currently, BHEL is working to execute 6,000MW of hydroelectric Projects both domestically and internationally.

BHEL has installed more than 3,100MW of power generating capacity in the North Eastern states which includes Tripura’s 726 MW gas-based Palatana power project and 500MW coal-based sets at Bongaigaon in Assam.

BHEL’s hydro power projects are extended globally covering more than 500 sets including Himalayas and Central Asia with a total supply of 29GW.