State-run Power equipment maker BHEL today said that it has commissioned the first unit of the 4x30 MW Pulichintala Hydroelectric project (HEP) in Telangana. "The greenfield project is being set up by TSGENCO in Guntur district of Telangana on the river Krishna," BHEL said in statement today. BHEL's scope of work in the project includes design, manufacture, supply, supervision of erection, testing and commissioning of Electrical & Mechanical (E&M) package comprising 4 sets of 30 MW vertical Kaplan Turbine & Generator along with associated auxiliaries, it said. According to the statement, equipment has been manufactured at BHEL plants at Bhopal, Jhansi, Rudrapur and Bengaluru, while supervision of erection and commissioning of project have been carried out by the company's Power Sector - Southern Region construction division. BHEL has commissioned 983 MW of hydro power projects in Telangana so far, it said. Some of the large hydro projects commissioned by BHEL in Telangana are the 500 MW Nagarjuna Sagar PSS and the 300 MW Srisailam Left Bank Power House, it added. In addition to hydro power generation projects, BHEL has commissioned Lift Irrigation Scheme projects of various ratings comprising 21 Pump-Motor sets totalling to 401 MW in Telangana. The company said that it has secured orders for more than 500 Hydroelectric generating sets of various ratings till date, with a cumulative capacity of more than 29,000 MW, out of which equipment for about 5,700 MW generating capacity has been contracted outside India.
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