Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) on Wednesday successfully commissioned the third unit of the 4x40 MW Teesta Low Dam Hydro Electric Project (HEP) Stage-IV in West Bengal.
A run-of-the-river greenfield project located in Darjeeling district, Teesta HEP will be set up by the National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) on the River Teesta. The fourth and final unit of the project has reached advanced stages of execution.
Power generation from the Teesta project will lead to reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and help in achieving a low carbon development path for the state as well as the nation.
The order for Electrical & Mechanical (E&M) works for four units of 40 MW each was placed on BHEL by NHPC. BHEL’s scope of work in the project comprised design, manufacture, supply, installation and commissioning of complete E&M works, including vertical shaft Kaplan Turbines and matching generators.
BHEL units at Bhopal, Jhansi, Rudrapur & Bengaluru supplied the equipment and the execution of on-site work is being carried out by the company’s Power Sector Eastern Region.
BHEL is currently executing Hydro Electric Projects of around 3,300 MW in the country which are under various stage of implementation. Other projects of NHPC currently under execution by BHEL are the 4x200 MW Parbati HEP Stage – II and 3x110 MW Kishanganga HEP. In West Bengal, BHEL is also executing the 3x40 MW Rammam Stage-III hydro-electric project of NTPC.
More than 500 hydro-generating sets, with a cumulative capacity of more than 29,000 MW of various ratings, have been contracted on BHEL in India and abroad.