Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has successfully commissioned the first unit of 2×30 MW Tuirial Hydro Electric Project (HEP) in Mizoram. Significantly, this is the first large-rating hydro power project in the state of Mizoram.
Located in Kolasib district of Mizoram, the greenfield project is being set up by the North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Limited (NEEPCO) on the river Tuirial. The second unit of the project is also in advanced stages of execution. Power generation from Tuirial HEP will result in reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and will contribute towards achieving a low carbon development path for the nation.
The order for the Electrical & Mechanical (E&M) package of two units of 30 MW each, placed on BHEL by NEEPCO, envisaged design, manufacture, supply, installation and commissioning of the complete E&M package including vertical shaft Francis Turbines & matching Generators. The equipment has been supplied by BHEL units at Bhopal, Jhansi, Rudrapur and Bengaluru and the execution of work on site has been carried out by the company’s Power Sector Eastern Region.