THDC completes boiler test for its 1st thermal power project in Khurja, UP

THDC owns the 1,000 MW Tehri Dam and is now set to add a second power project to its portfolio with the Khurja Super Thermal Power Plant
THDC completes boiler test for its 1st thermal power project in Khurja, UP
THDC completes boiler test for its 1st thermal power project in Khurja, UPEnergy Watch

New Delhi: State-run power utility THDC India Limited has completed the boiler test for Unit II of 1,320-MW Khurja Super Thermal Power Project on November 2, said Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) RK Vishnoi. THDC has “achieved another milestone on November 2, 2023, by flawlessly executing the Boiler Hydro test for Unit #2 of the Khurja Super Thermal Power Plant (2*660 MW) in Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh,” said Vishnoi in a Facebook post.

Critical test to assess structural integrity of welding joints carried out

“This critical test was carried out to assess the structural integrity of the welding joints within the boiler tubes and various pressure components,” the THDC CMD added. In this test, boiler pressure parts were filled with DM water and subjected to 439.4 kg/cm2 of pressure for a duration of 30 minutes which is approximately 1.5 times of the maximum design pressure of the boiler i.e. 279.3 kg/cm2, informed Vishnoi.

The test was conducted in the presence of Kumar Sharad (Executive Director), Shailesh Dhyani, AGM (Mechanical), Prabhat Ranjan, AGM (SG), NK Bhatt, AGM (Mechanical), Arvind Yadav, DGM (Mechanical), AK Vishwakarma and other THDC, NTPC and LMB officials.

Khurja Super Thermal Power Project

The Khurja Super Thermal Power Project is the first thermal project of THDC India Ltd initiated through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed in 2010. “Equipped with cutting-edge technologies for emission control and environmental impact reduction, the Khurja STPP stands as a beacon of progress in India’s energy landscape,” said THDC.

A supercritical thermal power plant refers operate at temperatures and pressures above the critical point of water — that is above the temperature and pressure at which the liquid and gas phases of water coexist in equilibrium, at which point there is no difference between water gas and liquid water. These power plants are environmentally-friendly to some extent and help in lowering the carbon footprint in the atmosphere. The supercritical power plants have lots of benefits such as, less fuel consumption, less emission of gases, higher efficiency, etc.

THDC completes boiler test for its 1st thermal power project in Khurja, UP
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THDC owns the 1,000 MW Tehri Dam and is now set to add a second power project to its portfolio with the Khurja Super Thermal Power Plant. The thermal power project is scheduled for completion in this calendar year. “This accomplishment not only signifies a crucial step toward completing the project on time but also showcases THDCIL’s unwavering dedication to delivering sustainable and reliable power generation to meet the nation’s growing energy demands,” said Vishnoi.

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