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Bhel commissions Sudan's largest power project

Company has executed this project on Engineering, Procurement and Construction basis

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

State-owned power equipment maker Bhel today said it has commissioned Sudan's largest power plant.

Bhel has executed this project on Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) basis. It has designed, manufactured, supplied and installed the complete power project (4 units of 125 MW each) including associated civil works.

"Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (Bhel) has added another feather in its cap by successfully commissioning the 500 MW Kosti Thermal Power Station (TPS) in Sudan. Significantly, Kosti TPS (4x125 MW) is now Sudan's largest Power Plant," Bhel said in a release.

The project uses crude oil from South Sudan as fuel, for which Bhel has designed special boilers. All the major equipment for the project -- boilers, steam-turbines, generators, Controls & Instrumentation (C&I), transformers -- have been manufactured in-house.

The company has also constructed a canal from the White Nile River to supply water for the project. The project is funded by the India's Line of Credit of USD 350 million.

The Kosti plant is Bhel's largest oil-fired thermal power plant in the overseas market. It is also Bhel's first crude oil fired thermal power plant in Africa and comes on the heels of the successful completion of Bhel's 28 MW Nyaborango Hydro project in Rwanda.

Bhel is executing several major projects outside India -- 64 MW Grand Katende Hydro Project in DR Congo; 18 MW HFO fired power plant in Comoros; 8x183 MW Keban Hydro rehabilitation project in Turkey; 6x200 MW PHPA-I, 6x170 MW PHPA-II & 4x180 MW MHPA hydro projects in Bhutan.

First Published: Wed, July 01 2015. 13:32 IST