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BHEL commissions fifth turbine unit at India's 412-MW Rampur hydroelectric plant

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Equipment manufacturer Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. (BHEL) has commissioned the fifth of six 68 MW turbine units at the 412-MW Rampur hydroelectric plant in Himachal Pradesh.

HydroWorld.com reported BHEL completed installation of the fourth unit in June, at which point the company said the remaining pair were in an "advanced stage" of installation.

Each of Rampur's units are Francis-type turbines, operating at a head of 119 meters with matching synchronous generators of 200 rpm. BHEL was also responsible for supplying static excitation systems, main inlet valves, digital governors, a control and monitoring (SCADA) system, station auxiliaries, gas-insulated switchgear, and balance-of-plant services.

The plant is located on the Satluj River and operated by state-owned developer SJVN Ltd.

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