Second unit commissioned at India’s 1,000-MW Tehri

Russian manufacturer Power Machines reported successful testing and commissioning of the second turbine-generator unit of the 1,000 Tehri Dam hydroelectric project on the Bhagirathi River in Uttaranchal State.

Power Machines said November 15 it carried out 72-hour continuous tests prior to commissioning of the 250-MW unit, plus valves, gates, and auxiliary equipment. Each of the four units supplied by Power Machines has a 4.1-meter-diameter runner rated for 214.3 revolutions per minute.

India Power Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde officiated at formal commissioning of the first unit in July. (HNN 7/31/06)

Power Machines is to deliver the remaining two units in early 2007. Additionally, the firm is supervising assembly by Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. of India.

Project owner Tehri Hydro Development Corp. is a joint venture of the Indian government and Uttaranchal State.

The Tehri complex eventually will total 2,400 MW, including 1,000-MW Tehri Dam, 1,000-MW Tehri Pumped-Storage project, and 400-MW Koteshwar project.

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