BHEL has recently commissioned the third unit of the NHPC’s 4x40 MW Teesta Low Dam Hydro Electric Project (HEP) Stage-IV in West Bengal being set up on the river Teesta. It’s a run-of-the-river greenfield project located in Darjeeling district of West Bengal. The fourth and final unit of the project is also in advanced stages of execution.
The order for Electrical & Mechanical (E&M) works for four units of 40 MW each was placed on BHEL by NHPC. The scope of work comprised design, manufacture, supply, installation and commissioning of complete E&M works including vertical shaft Kaplan Turbines and matching generators. The equipment has been supplied by BHEL units at Bhopal, Jhansi, Rudrapur & Bengaluru.
BHEL is currently executing Hydro Electric Projects of around 3,300 MW in India. The other projects of NHPC currently under execution by BHEL are the 4x200 MW Parbati HEP Stage – II and 3x110 MW Kishanganga HEP. In West Bengal, BHEL is also executing the 3x40 MW Rammam Stage-III hydro-electric project of NTPC.