Bhel beats power capacity addition target by 19%
State-owned equipment maker Bhel on Wednesday said that it surpassed its power generation capacity addition target for utilities by 19 <g data-gr-id="32">per cent</g> in 2014-15. “Accelerating its project execution momentum as part of its six-point agenda for dynamic growth, Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (Bhel) has surpassed the capacity addition target, set by the government for utility projects, by 19 per cent,” <g data-gr-id="27">Bhel</g> said in a press statement here.
According to the statement, Bhel has commissioned 8,230 MW of utility sets against the target of 6,914 MW for 2014-15. <g data-gr-id="23">Bhel</g> has also commissioned two boilers of 800 MW each during the year. In addition, sets with a cumulative of 2,000 MW have been synchronised and are ready for <g data-gr-id="22">capacity</g> addition.
During 2014-15, <g data-gr-id="20">Bhel</g> commissioned 1,392 MW industrial sets and 319 MW of overseas projects, taking the overall capacity addition/synchronisation to 11,941 MW. The power plant equipment manufacturer has crossed a major milestone, with installed capacity exceeding 155 GW, including 132 GW of domestic utility sets.
With this, Bhel has joined the elite club of international manufacturers that have supplied power-generating equipment with a capacity more than 150 gw. In the first three years of the 12th Plan (2012-17), <g data-gr-id="17">Bhel</g> has commissioned a capacity of 26,091 <g data-gr-id="18">mw</g>.