BHEL commissions STG unit at Ethiopia plant

BHEL commissions STG unit at Ethiopia plant New Delhi: State-run BHEL Tuesday said it has commissioned steam turbine and generator (STG) unit at a power plant in Ethiopia.

"BHEL has commissioned first Steam Turbine Generator Unit in Ethiopia, the company's first ever in Africa," a company statement said.

The steam turbine generator set of 12 MW capacity has been commissioned at the Finchaa Sugar Factory for the plant's own use, it said.

The company did not disclose the financial details of the project.

It added that the plant will supply process steam and power to the sugar factory and the excess power will be supplied to the Ethiopian Electricity Power Company.

BHEL will supply Steam Turbine Generator units from its Hyderabad Plant and has control system from its Bangalore works. The civil works, erection and commissioning of the plant has also been executed by BHEL, it said.

BHEL, which supplies products and systems for thermal, gas and hydro power plants has presence across 75 countries.

The company currently manufactures equipment to support 20,000 MW of power generation capacity.