Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has added another feather in its cap by successfully commissioning the 500 MW Kosti Thermal Power Station (TPS) in Sudan. Significantly, Kosti TPS (4×125 MW) is now Sudan’s largest Power Plant. BHEL has executed this project on Engineering, Procurement and Contruction (EPC) basis, having designed, manufactured, supplied and installed the complete power project (4 units of 125 MW each) including associated civil works.
The project uses crude-oil from South Sudan as fuel, for which BHEL has designed special boilers. All the major equipment for the project viz. boilers, steam-turbines, generators, Controls & Instrumentation (C&I), transformers, etc., have been manufactured in-house. The company has also constructed a canal from the White Nile River to supply water for the project. The project is funded by Govt. of India’s Line of Credit of USD 350 million.
Notably, Kosti TPS is BHEL’s largest oil-fired thermal power plant in the overseas market. It is also BHEL’s first crude-oil fired thermal power plant in Africa and comes close on the heels of the successful completion of BHEL’s 28 MW Nyaborango Hydro project in Rwanda which was recently inaugurated by HE the President of Rwanda.
Also, BHEL has commissioned the 2×20 MW Steam Turbine and Generators for cogeneration application at Tendaho Sugar Factory in Ethiopia. BHEL is an integrated power plant equipment manufacturer with over 50 years of experience having installed over 153 GW globally. The company caters to core sectors of industry viz. Power, Transmission, Industrials Systems and Products, Transportation (Railways), Renewable Energy, Oil & Gas, Water and Defence and produces power plants for all fuel types viz. Coal, Oil, Gas, Hydro, Nuclear & Solar with the entire range.
BHEL is presently executing several major projects outside India viz. 64 MW Grand Katende Hydro Project in DR Congo; 18 MW HFO fired power plant in Comoros; 8×183 MW Keban Hydro rehabilitation project in Turkey; 6×200 MW PHPA-I, 6×170 MW PHPA-II & 4×180 MW MHPA hydro projects in Bhutan.