BHEL commissions 250 MW Unit at the largest thermal power plant in the North-East
Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has achieved one more milestone by successfully commissioning another 250 MW coal-based thermal at the upcoming Bongaigaon Thermal Power Station (TPS) in Assam. BHEL is executing the main plant package contract for setting up three coal-fired units of 250 MW each at Bongaigaon TPS of NTPC Limited. Significantly, this is the highest rating coal based power plant in the North East region. The first unit of the power plant was commissioned earlier by BHEL and is presently operational while the third and final unit is in an advanced stage of commissioning. Bongaigaon TPS is located at Salakati near Bongaigaon in Kokrajhar district of Assam. Also known as the gateway to Lower Assam, Bongaigoan is one of the industrial towns of the state, which also has a major petrochemical industry. This project has been set up after demolishing an old 4×60 MW power station of Assam State Electricity Board.