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JUN 17 2015

NHPC restores 4th unit of Uri-II power station in Jammu & Kashmir

  • Economic Times, ET Bureau / Hyderabad
  • Created: Wed 17th JUN 2015

State-owned NHPC has restored a unit of the Uri-II power station in Baramulla district, Jammu & Kashmir, which had been shut down following a fire incident in November last year. 

The Unit-4 is the first turbine that has been made operational after a fire broke out at the plant in November last year. All four units of the plant were shut after the incident and the company is working on to restore remaining 3 units of the plant. 

"One unit (i.e. Unit # 4) of URI-II Power Station has been restored on June 15, 2015 after the fire incident occurred on November 20, 2014," NHPC Ltd said is BSE filing. 

Uri-II power station (4X 60MW) is a run-of-the-river project which is located in Uri Tehsil of Baramulla District. 

The project has been designed to make use of Jhelum waters at a gross head of about 130m following the discharge of Uri-I tail water upstream. 

The powerhouse cavern of the plant is 133m long, 15m wide and 40m high. The powerhouse accommodates four Francis vertical turbines of 60MW capacity each. 

The Power station is close to the Line of Actual Control (LAC). The power station is designed to generate 1,124 million units in a 90 per cent dependable year. 

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