Bharat Heavy Electricals (BHEL) has successfully commissioned the first 800 MW Supercritical thermal unit in Karnataka, which is also the highest rating unit in the state. The unit has been commissioned at the 2×800 MW Yeramarus Thermal Power Station (TPS) located in Raichur district of Karnataka. Yeramarus is being developed by Raichur Power Corporation (RPCL) – a Joint Venture of Karnataka Power Corporation (KPCL) and BHEL.
The second unit of this project is also in an advanced stage of construction and is expected to be commissioned shortly. BHEL’s scope of work for the project envisaged design, engineering, manufacture, supply, erection and commissioning of state-of-the-art supercritical Boiler and Turbine Generators along with associated civil works and agreed Balance of Plant (BoP) packages.