BHEL Commissions 330 MW Kishanganga HEP In Jammu & Kashmir
2018-04-04 Announcements Power Northern India
Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has successfully commissioned the prestigious 330 MW Kishanganga Hydro-Electric Project (HEP) in Jammu & Kashmir (J&K). The first and second units of the project were also recently commissioned in the month of March 2018. Notably, all the three units of Kishanganga HEP have been commissioned within a short span of 18 days.
Being developed by NHPC Limited, the project is located on the river Kishanganga, a tributary of the river Jhelum, in Bandipora district of J&K. The 3x110 MW Kishanganga HEP will be able to generate 1,350 Million Units (MU) of clean electricity annually, facilitating reduction of greenhouse emissions.
BHEL was entrusted with the execution of the Electro-Mechanical (E&M) package for the project comprising design, manufacture, supply, installation and commissioning of Vertical Shaft Pelton Turbines and matching synchronous Generators, Controls & Monitoring (SCADA) System along with electrical and mechanical auxiliaries.
The equipment was supplied from BHEL's manufacturing units at Bhopal, Jhansi, Rudrapur and Bengaluru while the execution of works on site was carried out by the company's Power Sector Northern Region division and Transmission Business Group. In the state of J&K, BHEL has so far commissioned 33 Hydro sets with a cumulative capacity of 1,477 MW.