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Bhel commissions Unit-4 of Teesta Low Dam hydro power project

State-run Bhel on Friday said it has commissioned the fourth and last 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 of West Bengal, Teesta HEP has been set up by NHPC Ltd, on the River Teesta, Bhel said in a release.

According to the statement, power generation from the Teesta project will result in reduction of green-house gas emissions and will help in achieving a low carbon development path for the state as well as the nation. Bhel was entrusted with the Electrical & Mechanical (E&M) works for four units of 40 mw each by NHPC Limited. Bhel's scope of work in the project comprised design, manufacture, supply, installation and commissioning of complete E&M equipment including vertical shaft Kaplan Turbines and matching generators.

The equipment was supplied by Bhel units at Bhopal, Jhansi, Rudrapur & Bengaluru and the execution of work on site was carried out by the company s Power Sector Eastern Region. Bhel is presently 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. Significantly, 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. Of this, equipment for about 5,700 mw generating capacity has been contracted outside India. 

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