State-run equipment maker BHEL said that it has commissioned a 250 MW unit of NTPC's Bongaigaon thermal power plant in Kokrajhar district in Assam.
"Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has achieved one more milestone by successfully commissioning a 250 MW coal-based thermal plant in Assam. The unit has been commissioned at the upcoming Bongaigaon Thermal Power Station (TPS) in Assam," BHEL said in a press released.
According to the statement, BHEL is executing the main plant package contract for setting up three coal-fired units of 250 MW each at Bongaigaon thermal power station of of NTPC.
Once the project is completed, it will become the highest rating coal-based power plant in Northeast India.
Bongaigaon plant is located at Salakati near Bongaigaon in Kokrajhar district of Assam.
The sets supplied by BHEL are considered as the workhorse and 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 251 sets of this rating class.
In 2014-15, BHEL surpassed the capacity addition target set by the government for utility projects by 19 per cent. The trend is continuing in the current year as well with eight sets having already been commissioned by the company in FY 2015-16, the company said.
BHEL is the market leader in the Indian power sector with almost two out of three houses in the country being lit by power generated by BHEL sets.