State-run BHEL (Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd.) on December 24, 2019, commissioned the first lignite-based 500 MW thermal unit of the 2*500 MW Neyveli New Thermal Power Project in Tamil Nadu.
According to the company, it is also the highest rating pulverized lignite-fired thermal unit commissioned so far in the country. For the first time in the country, Once-Through and Tower Type Boiler design are adopted for a lignite-based thermal unit. The second unit of the project is also in an advanced stage of commissioning.
This plant is located in the Cuddalore district in Tamil Nadu and is owned by NLCIL (NLC India Ltd.). NLC has placed orders regarding a Boiler, Turbine and Generator package or BTG package for the two units with BHEL. Read More