State-run Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) yesterday said that it has commissioned a 101 MW gas-based Combined Cycle Power Plant (CCPP) on Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) basis, in Tripura.
“The power plant has been commissioned at Monarchak, 66 km from Agartala city. The order for the Advanced-class gas turbine-based 101 MW CCPP was placed on BHEL by North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Limited ( NEEPCO),” the company said in a press release.
The Gas Turbine of 65.4 MW rating of the project was earlier commissioned by BHEL in March. With the commissioning of the 35.6 MW Steam Turbine, BHEL has now commissioned the 101 MW CCPP.
The gas for the project is being supplied from the fields of ONGC. Due to infrastructure constraints in transporting Over Dimensional consignments, multi-modal transportation was used by BHEL for ensuring safe transportation the equipment to the site.
Being a gas-rich state, the major share of the power requirement of Tripura is met through Gas based projects.
With the commissioning of this project, the share of BHEL supplied sets in the installed power generating capacity of Tripura state has gone up to 88 per cent, with BHEL having supplied 1,000 MW of generating equipment so far.
In the recent past, BHEL has contributed to capacity addition in the state of Tripura by commissioning two sets 363 MW each at the gas-based OTPC Palatana project, totaling to 726 MW.