New Delhi: 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, 1,020 MW Punatsangchhu-II, and 720 MW Mangdechhu projects, which once commissioned, would take BHEL’s share to 93 per cent of the total power generating capacity of Bhutan.