BHEL receives order for 2,400 MW thermal power project in Odisha

BHEL thermal power

NLC India has awarded a contract to Bharat Heavy Electricals (BHEL) for setting up a pit head green field thermal power project of 2,400 MW capacity at Jharsuguda district in Odisha.

The contract  includes engineering, manufacturing, supply, erection and commissioning of equipment such as boilers, turbine, generators, balance of plants (BoP), FGD and SCR for 2,400 MW (3×800 MW, Stage-I). The project is based on ultra super critical technology, and the entire power of 2,400 MW is tied up with Tamil Nadu, Odisha, Kerala and Puducherry, and power purchase agreements (PPAs) to this effect have already been executed.

The first unit of this engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) project is scheduled to be commissioned in the financial year 2028-29. As a pit head thermal project, it is exepected to offer a competitive variable cost, ensuring NLC India’s role in providing cost-effective power to its beneficiaries.

The Ministry of Coal has informed that for this thermal project, the coal linkage is available from 20 million tonne per annum (MTPA) Talabira II & III mines of NLCIL which is already operational from 2020 in Jharsuguda and Sambalpur districts of the state. To meet stringent environmental guidelines, the project is set to incorporate the latest pollution control technologies such as flue gas desulphurization (FGD) and selective catalytic reduction (SCR).

Additionally, the boilers are designed for co-firing of biomass in alignment with green initiatives outlined by the Ministry. The water required for the project is linked from Hirakud Reservoir and the power generated will be evacuated through ISTS and STU Network. Earlier in January, BHEL has been awarded a Rs 19,422 crore turnkey contract to construct a thermal power plant in Talabira, Odisha for NLC India.

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