Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has successfully commissioned the first unit of the 4x30MW Pulichintala Hydroelectric project in the Indian state of Telangana.

The greenfield project is being set up by TSGENCO in Guntur district of Telangana on the river Krishna. BHEL’s scope of work on the project includes design, manufacture, supply, supervision of erection, testing and commissioning of Electrical & Mechanical (E&M) package comprising 4 sets of 30 MW vertical Kaplan Turbine & Generator along with associated auxiliaries.

The equipment has been manufactured at BHEL’s plants at Bhopal, Jhansi, Rudrapur & Bengaluru, while supervision of erection & commissioning of the project has been carried out by the company’s Power Sector – Southern Region construction division.

BHEL has made significant contribution to the hydro sector of Telangana and has commissioned 983MW of hydro power projects in the state, so far. Some of the large hydro projects commissioned by BHEL in Telangana are the 500MW Nagarjuna Sagar PSS and the 300MW Srisailam Left Bank Power House.