State-run power equipment maker BHEL said that it commissioned power generation capacity of 5,010 MW during the first three quarters of the fiscal, which is highest-ever done by the company.
"BHEL has once again demonstrated its project execution prowess with the capacity addition of 5,010 MW of utility power projects in the first three quarters of the current financial year (2015-16)," the company press release said.
According to the statement, this is the highest-ever capacity addition achieved by BHEL for the corresponding period in any financial year.
In addition to this, projects aggregating to 2,270 MW have also been synchronised by BHEL during this period and are available for capacity addition, the company said.
In the same (April-December) period, BHEL has also commissioned 524 MW of industrial sets and 125 MW of overseas projects, resulting in the highest ever overall capacity addition/synchronisation of 7,929 MW, in the first nine months of a financial year (April-December 2015).
The utility sets which have been commissioned by BHEL at power stations are spread all over India. These include one unit of 660 MW at Bara and one unit of 500 MW at Anpara in Uttar Pradesh in Northern India.
One unit of 500 MW at Sagardighi has been commissioned in West Bengal in Eastern India. In the South, BHEL has commissioned one 600 MW unit at Kakatiya, a 520 MW unit at Vizag and a 500 MW unit at Tuticorin.
Besides, one 500 MW unit at Vindhyanchal in Madhya Pradesh and a 250 MW unit at Sikka in Gujarat in Central and Western India respectively were also commissioned during the first three quarters of 2015-16.
A significant contribution has also been made in the North-East with the commissioning of one unit of 250 MW at Bongaigaon.
Continuing the momentum achieved in the commissioning of hydro power plants in the last year, BHEL has already commissioned hydro sets totaling to 730 MW till date, which is almost the same as the total hydro capacity addition of 736 MW in the country during the entire financial year 2014-15.
BHEL is the market leader of power equipment in the Indian Power Sector. BHEL's formidable strength of an installed base of over 150,000 MW of power plant equipment coupled with its vast experience makes it an ideal choice of utilities in the country.