NLC India commissions first unit of New Neyveli TPS

NLC India Limited has commissioned the 500 MW Unit 1 of the 1,000 MW New Neyveli lignite-based thermal power station (TPS) in Cuddalore district of Tamil Nadu. This is the first time in the country that a thermal unit with a capacity of over 250 MW, based on lignite as fuel, has been commissioned. The second unit of the project is also at an advanced stage of commissioning. The order for the boiler, turbine and generator package was placed with BHEL and the scope of work included design, engineering, manufacture, supply, erection, testing and commissioning, along with the associated civil works.

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