India’s Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) has commissioned the 500MW Kosti thermal power station, comprising four 125MW units fuelled using crude oil imported from South Sudan. BHEL was the engineering, procurement and construction contractor, and designed, supplied and installed the entire plant with associated civil works. All major equipment was manufactured in-house by BHEL. Funding was provided via a $350m line of credit from the Export-Import Bank of India. The plant is BHEL’s largest oil-fuelled power plant outside India, and follows the inauguration of its 28MW Nyabarongo hydroelectric power plant in Rwanda and 40MW cogeneration facility at the Tendaho sugar factory in Ethiopia.