Mahagenco is setting up unit 8&9 coal based thermal projects of capacity 2x500 MW in Chandrapur in Maharashtra. BHEL has been awarded the main plant package, while balance of plant has been awarded to BGR Energy Systems Ltd.
The latest major milestones achieved on the project are : ‘Boiler Drum lifting’ of Unit 8 which is achieved on 29.03.11 and ‘Boiler Erection’ of Unit-9 which is achieved on 05.01.11. Further works on the project are in progress. Full load operation of Unit 8 is envisaged by end Nov. 2012 and that of Unit 9 by mid April 2013. To this extent, the commissioning (COD) of Unit 8 is expected by January 2013 followed by Unit 9 by June 2013.