BHEL extends life of 110 MW Barauni power units

Bharat Heavy Electricals (BHEL) has successfully completed renovating a 110 MW thermal power unit of Barauni Thermal Power Station (TPS) in Bihar, increasing its life by another 15-20 years.

“The synchronization of this unit comes close on the heels of the successful re-commissioning of Muzaffarpur Units-1&2 – 110 MW each, uprating of Bhatinda Units-3&4 of PSPCL and Harduaganj Unit-7 of UPRVUNL, from 110 MW to 120 MW.

Of the 218 utility sets of 110-210 MW units supplied by BHEL in the country, about 142 have outlived their designed economic life of 25 years. Of these 142 sets, renovation and modernisation of 38 sets has already been taken up by the respective utilities.

Power utilities find R&M an opportunity for capacity uprating and life extension, which not only improves their performance level in terms of improving efficiency and reducing emissions but also extends their useful life.

Recently, the Ministry of Environment & Forest (MOEF), government of India, has stipulated stringent emission norms for the power plants installed in the country. R&M capabilities of BHEL will provide effective solutions to utilities for controlling the prescribed emission norms including SOx & NOx control.

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