State-run Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (Bhel) today announced the commissioning of its first 700 Mw supercritical thermal unit at Bellary Thermal Power Project in Karnataka.
"The new 700 Mw rating unit has been developed by Bhel in line with market requirements. With the successful supply and execution of this 700 Mw set, a new chapter has been added in the adoption and indigenous development of supercritical technology by Bhel," said the company in a statement.
Notably, this is the third unit commissioned by Bhel at Bellary, where two units of 500 Mw supplied and executed by Bhel, are already in operation, it added.
Bhel has been a major partner of KPCL in the development of Karnataka's power sector. Bhel has supplied and executed 3,210 Mw of sets in the state so far, which account for 94% of the coal-based installed capacity of KPCL.