Order Received – Shanan HEP (1 x 50 MW & 4 x 15 MW), India
110 MW Shanan Hydro Power Project is the most picturesque project in the beautiful surroundings of Himalayan ranges. It is situated in the north Indian state of Himachal Pradesh at a longitude of 76 degree 51′ East and latitude of 32 degree 2′ North. It takes advantage of two small rivulets at an altitude of about 6000 ft., in Brot valley. The idea of harnessing a power potential of 4X12 MW (48 MW) initially was envisaged by Col. Battye, the then Chief Engineer of Govt. of Punjab in 1922. This 48 MW Stage -I Project was constructed and commissioned in 1932. Under reorganization act of 1966 act Shanan Power House situated at Jogindernagar (Mandi) in the State of Himachal Pradesh was allocated to Punjab State by The Government of India, Ministry of Irrigation & Power. Shanan Power House, Stage-I of 4X12 = 48 MW was uprated to 4X15 = 60 MW in 1982. The uprated machines were finally commissioned in December, 1982.
As originally conceived by Col. Battye, the extension of the Stage-I of this Project was proposed by constructing an additional unit of 50 MW. This extension work consisted of a new extended reservoir at Brot, laying of new penstock for 50 MW and construction of new power house building. Finally this project with unit of 50 MW was commissioned in March, 1982.
50 MW unit couldn&rsquot have the continuous generation in the recent past due to failures of Runner. To avoid the outages and generation loss, customer decided to go for Fully Forged Pelton Runners for both 50 MW & 15 MW units as well. It & rsquos a first and major achievement for R&S department owning to the size and number of Pelton Runners.
The project parameters are as follows:
Type of Turbines: Vertical Pelton & Horizontal Pelton
Rated Head: 487.7 m
Installed Capacity: 1 x 50,000 kW & 4 x 15,000 kW
FLOVEL´s scope included Design, Manufacture. Coating, Supply, erection and commissioning of 1 No. 50 MW and 2 Nos. 15 MW fully forged runners including dismantling of existing runners.
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