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Bhel starts sixth unit of Rampur hydro plant

Bharat Heavy Electricals on Thursday said it has commissioned the sixth unit of 412 MW Rampur hydel power project in Himachal Pradesh.

The state-owned equipment maker has now completed commissioning all the six units — each having 68.67 MW generation capacity — of the plant, operated by SJVN Ltd. The project is located on the Satluj river.

In a statement, Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) said the plant can generate about 1,770 GWh in a 90 per cent hydrological dependable year when all the units are operating.

BHEL's scope of work included supply, erection and commissioning of six Francis turbines.

At present, BHEL is executing hydro power projects of around 5,000 MW capacity.

"Fiscal 2014-15 is progressing on a promising note for hydro projects, with commissioning of a 130 MW set at Parbati III in May, 2014 and two 68.67 MW units of Rampur in June and July 2014, and now followed by another 68.67 MW unit," the statement said. During 2013-14 financial year, the company commissioned nine hydro sets having total capacity of 641 MW.

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