Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd has invited bids for stage-V of 2×660 MW Suratgarh supercritical thermal power project, in Ganganagar district of Rajasthan.

Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Ltd is implementing the expansion programme of the Suratgarh STPP which has completed six units of the project under four stages. Bids have been invited for erection and commissioning of boiler and auxiliaries of unit-VIII of stage-V for RRVUNL.

Suratgarh STPP_ProjectsMonitorSuratgarh Supercritical Thermal Power project involves expansion of the existing power project. Stage-V of the coal-based power project involves setting up of two units (Unit VII & VIII) of 660 MW each. The total cost of the project is Rs.7,920 crore. The project would spread across 446 hectares of land. The primary fuel would be coal and the project would require 6.5 million tpa of fuel. Water would be sourced from Indra Gandhi canal project with an allocation of 60 cusecs.

Recently, BHEL had invited bids for the civil, structural and architectural work etc, of the complete raw water reservoir, intake water pump house, raw water pump house, road to intake pump house, miscellaneous civil work etc. for the project.

Suratgarh STPP, located 27 km from Suratgarh, is the first super thermal plant of Rajasthan. It has installed capacity of 1,500 MW, which is highest in the state. Unit-6 was commissioned in December 2009.

Stage I to IV
Stage
Unit No.
Capacity(MW)
Cost (`in crore)
Commissioned
I
I
2×250
2300
February 1, 1999
II
October 1, 2000
II
III
2×250
2057
January 15,  2002
IV
July 31,  2002
III
V
1×250
753
August 19, 2003
IV
VI
1×250
1117
December 2009
Total
1,500
6227

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