New Delhi, Jan 5 (PTI) State-owned BHEL said it has successfully commissioned a 800 MW thermal unit within a record time of 46 months in Telangana.

“The 800 MW set has been commissioned at Kothagudem Thermal Power Station (KTPS) of Telangana State Power Generation Corporation (TSGENCO),” Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) said in a statement.

BHEL has executed this project on Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) basis.

“Enhanced focus on expeditious project execution has resulted in BHEL creating a new benchmark of successfully commissioning a 800 MW thermal unit within a record time of 46 months. Following the successful commissioning in record time by BHEL, the power plant has attained commercial operation,” it added.

Besides the 1×800 MW Kothagudem project, TSGENCO had awarded the 5×800 MW Yadadri project and the 4×270 MW Bhadradari project to BHEL, which are presently under execution.

BHEL is also executing the Steam Generator package at the 2×800 MW Telangana STPP for NTPC in the state, it added.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.