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MEIL commissions six pumps for Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation project

Monday, 01 Jun 2020
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Megha Engineering and Infrastructure (MEIL) has commissioned six pumps of 27 MW capacity each at Markook pump house for Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Scheme. MEIL has so far commissioned 3,767 MW pumping capacity for the project.


The diversified infrastructure company has completed all critical works of Kaleshwaram Multi-Purpose Lift Irrigation project of the Telangana government. While completing majority of pumping stations for the project within four years, MEIL has set up 22 pumping stations with 96 machines, with a total capacity of 4,680 MW.

Of the total, the company built 15 pumping stations with 89 machines having a capacity of 3,840 MW. All the pump houses have been operationalised and are pumping water. MEIL had critical support from electro-mechanical engineering companies -- Bharat Heavy Electricals (BHEL), Andritz, Xylem, ABB, Crompton Greeves, VEGG, among others.

The Telangana government has decided to increase the pumping capacity of the Kaleshwaram project by one more TMC per day, requiring five new machines, each with a pumping capacity of 40 MW at Lakshmi, Saraswathi and Parvathi pump houses with a total capacity of 600 MW.

MEIL completed the construction of 15 pumping stations with a total capacity of 3,840 MW that could lift two TMC of water per day.

While nine pumping stations with a total capacity of 3,767 MW are already operationalised, four more with a capacity of 35.4 MW are ready for operation, and two pumping stations with a capacity of 41 MW are still in completion stage. The biggest in the project has seven machines with a total capacity of 139 MW and could lift two TMC of water per day.

The Ranganayakasagar pump house is the second biggest with a capacity of 536 MW after the Gayathri pump house. As a part of the project, the company has set up a massive power infrastructure for the Kaleshwaram lift irrigation scheme, which is about one-fourth of the entire power supply system of Telangana that has a capacity of 15,087 MWa.

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