16 March 2015: With the commissioning of the fifth 270 MW unit at the Amravati project of RattanIndia Power Limited, Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has achieved a unique feat in the country’s capacity addition programme by successfully commissioning three units of 270 MW each in just 42 days at a single site. The commissioning of the fifth unit at Amravati comes close on the heels of the commissioning of Units 3 and 4 (270 MW each) on 29/01/2015 and 04/03/2015, respectively. Located at village Nandgaonpeth in Amravati district of Maharashtra, the project is being executed in two phases, each of 1,350 MW, by RattanIndia Power Limited’s (formerly Indiabulls Power Limited). The sets of this rating class, supplied by BHEL, are considered as the workhorse and form the backbone of the Indian power sector. These sets have been performing much above the national average as well as international benchmarks.

BHEL has so far contracted 247 sets of this rating class including 31 sets of 270 MW rating. In view of a large number of similar sets in operation in the country, utilities are assured of prompt delivery of spares and services. BHEL supplied thermal sets fully meet the performance standards notified by CEA. As per a recent CEA study on the performance of sub-critical sets in the country, BHEL supplied sets have demonstrated better operating Heat Rate resulting in less coal consumption per unit of power produced.

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