BHEL Current Affairs - 2019

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BHEL commissions 600-MW thermal unit in Chhattisgarh

Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) on 13 April 2015 commissioned 600 MW unit of a thermal power project for the Dainik Bhaskar Power Limited (DBPL) at Dhabra in Janjgir Champa district of Chhattisgarh.

The commissioned unit is the second unit of DBPL’s 2 × 600 MW power project. The first 600 MW Unit was commissioned in 2014.

BHEL is partner in the power development programme of the state of Chhattisgarh.

With this commissioning of second unit, BHEL’s cumulative installed capacity has increased at 11,400MW in Chhattisgarh and accounts for 68 per cent share of the total installed capacity in the state.

About Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL)

  • BHEL is a power plant equipment manufacturer completely owned by Union Government.
  • It is largest engineering and manufacturing company of its kind in India.
  • Established:
  • It was awarded a Maharatna Company status in 2013.

BHEL commissions Hydro Power Plant in Rwanda, East Africa

Public sector power equipment maker Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has achieved one more milestone by constructing and successfully commissioning 28 MW (2×14 MW) Nyaborongo Hydro Electric Project in Republic of Rwanda.

BHEL has synchronized both the generating units of this power project with the grid and helped in increasing Rwanda’s generating capacity by 24% from 119 MW to 147 MW.

Nyaborongo Hydro Electric project is owned by the Government of Rwanda and has been financed under the Government of India’s Line of Credit.

It was BHEL’s first order from this East-African country.  Prior to this, the company had already established its presence in a number of African nations like Sudan, Libya, Ethiopia, Egypt, Zambia, Tanzania, Uganda, Nigeria, etc.

BHEL has a vast experience in hydro-electric plants having contracted over 28,000 MW of projects across the globe.  Globally, BHEL has presence in countries like Azerbaijan, Bhutan, Malaysia, Nepal, New Zealand, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand and Vietnam. It is also currently executing Hydro power projects in Afghanistan, DR Congo and Bhutan.