BHEL commissions unit-1 of 336-MW Chhukha Hydro Electric project in Bhutan


BHEL commissions unit-1 of 336-MW Chhukha Hydro Electric project in Bhutan

Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL), country’s largest equipment manufacturer, today announced it has commissioned unit-1 of the 336 Megawatt (MW) Chhukha Hydro Electric Project (HEP) by completing the contract for renovation and modernization (R&M) of its generator.

With the commissioning of unit-1, BHEL has successfully executed the R&M contract for two units (unit-1 and unit-3). Unit-3 of the same project, built on the Chhukha River, Bhutan, was earlier commissioned by BHEL.

Bhutan Hydropower Company, Druk Green Power Corporation (DGPC), had placed the R&M order for Chhukha hydropower plant on BHEL for replacement of generator stator and rotor coils of unit-1 and unit-3. BHEL’s units at Bhopal and Bengaluru have provided the equipment and technical support for this R&M job.

BHEL has executed major projects such as Chhukha, Kurichu and Tala in Bhutan till date and is presently executing export orders for 1,200 megawatt (MW) Punatsangchhu-I Read More

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