Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL), the country’s largest power equipment manufacturer, today announced it has commissioned two pumping units of 116 Megawatt (Mw) capacity each as part of the 812 Mw Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Scheme (LIS) Package-6 in Telangana.
The pump for each unit is designed to lift 89.16 cumecs (cubic metres per second) of water by 105.5 metres. The greenfield lift irrigation project, located in Peddapalli district, is being developed by the Irrigation & CAD department of the state government.
In the project, water will be lifted from Sripada Yellampalli reservoir to Medaram reservoir and will be used for irrigation and water supply in nearby areas. “BHEL’s scope in the project comprises complete Electrical & Mechanical works including design, manufacture, supply and supervision of erection and commissioning of 7 sets of Vertical Pump-Motor sets along with associated auxiliaries,” the company said in a statement.
The equipment for the project has been supplied from BHEL’s manufacturing units at Bhopal, Rudrapur and Bengaluru, while the supervision of erection and commissioning at the site was carried out by the company’s Power Sector Southern Region divison in Chennai.
BHEL has so far commissioned 27 pump-motor sets of various ratings cumulatively aggregating to 753 Mw in Telangana. In addition, the company is currently executing 38 pump-motor sets of 5,125 Mw for various Lift Irrigation Schemes in Telangana including Kaleshwaram and Palamuru Rangareddy LIS Packages. Apart from Lift Irrigation projects, BHEL has commissioned 1,073 Mw of hydro power projects in the state so far.
The company is currently executing hydro projects of over 2,900 Mw capacity across the country in addition to 3,904 Mw being implemented abroad including 2,940 Mw in Bhutan and 900 Mw in Nepal. BHEL has so far received orders for over 500 hydro sets with a cumulative capacity of around 30,000 MW including 6,680 Mw for overseas projects.