BHEL, Bhopal has successfully completed the Turbine Model Test for 12 x 80 MW Polavaram Hydro Electric Project located in the State of Andhra Pradesh. The test has been carried out in Hydro Lab from July 5 to 13, 2021 in presence of customer representatives from APGENCO, WAPCOS & MEIL. In a function held in Hydro Laboratory, C. Ananda Executive Director (HEP-Bhopal) handed over a copy of “Model Test Results” to K Ratna Babu, ED, Civil, APGENCO in presence of senior officials from APGENCO, WAPCOS & MEIL.
The project has 12 Turbine–Generator Sets, each of 80 MW rating Kaplan type turbine operating under rated net head of 27.0 m. The design and development of turbine suitable for this project was carried out by COE-HM (Hydro Lab) Engineers of BHEL, Bhopal Unit. The test proved the turbine capability to meet the guaranteed efficiency, output and other guaranteed parameters.
In order to prove the guaranteed parameters of Hydro machinery, BHEL’s Bhopal Unit is equipped with unique facility for manufacturing & testing of prototype model of Hydro equipment at its ‘Centre Of Excellence (Hydro Machinery)’ in which more than 66 models have successfully established the contractual guarantees.
K. Ratna Babu Executive Director, Civil (APGENCO) congratulated BHEL and Hydro Laboratory group in particular for completing the 1st milestone as per contract schedule exceeding the guaranteed efficiency values. He further desired that BHEL would also meet all its future commitments in time.
BHEL capability in Hydro business provides One-Stop solution for Hydro-Electric Power Projects, covering the Development, Engineering, Manufacture, Erection & Commissioning of all equipment of Hydro Power Station including after sales services and spares.
BHEL supplied Hydro Sets account for more than 45% of the total Hydro Power sets in India. BHEL has successfully executed hydro projects of more than 500 sets totalling supply of 30000 MW of Hydro Power equipment globally which is a testimony of BHEL’s market leadership in the hydro business segment.