Continuing the commissioning trend in the last quarter of FY 2014-15, Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has successfully commissioned the second 500 MW unit at Tuticorin Thermal Power Station (TPS).
The first 500 MW unit of the project was commissioned by BHEL on 10th March, 2015. Tuticorin TPS has been set up by NLC Tamil Nadu Power Limited (NTPL), a joint venture of Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC) and Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO).
The project is situated near the Thoothukudi (Tuticorin) port on the shore of the Bay of Bengal. Earlier stages of Tuticorin TPS comprise five units of 210 MW, all installed by BHEL in three phases between 1979 and 1992. The BTG, Civil and BoP order for two 500 MW sets was placed on BHEL by NTPL reflecting the customer’s confidence in the company’s technological excellence and capabilities in executing such projects.