Bhel sets up largest thermal power plant in Sudan
Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (Bhel) built Kosti (Um Dabaker) Thermal Power Plant (4x125 mw), the largest thermal power plant in Sudan, was inaugurated by President of Sudan Omer Hassan Ahmed El-Basheer on Friday. Significantly, this is Bhel’s largest oil-fired thermal power plant in the overseas market and also its first crude-oil fired thermal power plant in Africa.
Bhel CMD Atul Sobti and senior officials of the government of Sudan as well as the Indian Embassy were present on the occasion, the official statement said. Located in Kosti, Sudan, Bhel executed this project comprising 4 units of 125 mw capacity each, on engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) basis, having designed, manufactured, supplied and installed the complete power project including associated civil works, it said.
The project comes on the heels of the successful completion of Bhel’s 28 mw Nyaborango Hydro project in Rwanda.
In addition, Bhel has recently commissioned 2x20 mw Steam Turbine and Generators for co-generation application at Tendaho Sugar Factory in Ethiopia, the statement said. Bhel has been present in the African continent almost since its export journey commenced about 40 years back and has references today in almost half of the African continent.
Notably, Bhel today has a presence in 78 countries across all the six continents. As an integrated power plant equipment manufacturer with over 50 years of experience and having installed over 157 gw globally, Bhel is currently engaged in the execution of all types/range of power equipment, be it Thermal, Gas, Nuclear, Hydro or Solar.