Second Unit Of GMR’s Kamalanga Thermal Power Plant Synchronized
Dhenkanal (Odisha) 11 July, 2013:
The second 350 MW unit of the GMR Group’s coal-based thermal power plant at Kamalanga in Odisha’s Dhenkanal District was successfully synchronized with the grid on July 9, 2013. The first unit of 350 MW was declared commercially operational on April 30, 2013. With this, the combined generation capacity of the GMR Group has reached 1836 MW.
The Bangalore headquartered global infrastructure major with interests in Airports, Energy, Highways and Urban Infrastructure is establishing the 4x350 MW GMR Kamalanga Energy Limited (GKEL) in two phases of 3x350 MW and 1x350 MW, respectively. Work on commissioning the third unit of 350 MW in the first phase is in advanced stages and is likely to be completed by August 2013. GKEL would supply power to Odisha, Bihar, Haryana and other parts of the country.
Speaking on the occasion, GKEL President R.V. Sheshan said, “GKEL is one of the largest GMR investments in the Energy sector. It is also one of the earliest private power projects to commence commercial operation in the state of Odisha. The fuel for the project will be supplied by Mahanadi Coalfields Limited and captive coal mine (Rampia) allocated by Government of India. After commissioning all the three units of 350 MW each in the first phase, we will begin work on the second and final phase of the project.”
About GMR Infrastructure Limited:
The Company is a Bangalore headquartered global infrastructure major with interests in Airports, Energy, Highways and Urban Infrastructure sectors. It has successfully employed the public-private partnership model to build a portfolio of high quality assets. The Company has 17 power generation assets of which 6 are operational and 11 are under various stages of implementation and 9 Road assets, of which 8 are operational and 1 is under construction. In the Airports sector, it has developed and commissioned the Greenfield International Airport at Hyderabad. The Company, besides operating the existing Delhi International Airport, has also built a brand new integrated terminal T3 which was commissioned in time for the Commonwealth Games in October 2010. It has also upgraded and is operating the Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport. GMR Group is also committed to social development initiatives and executes these through its Corporate Social Responsibility arm, the GMR Varalakshmi Foundation which is present in 21 locations.
For further information about GMR Group, visit: www.gmrgroup.in
For further details, please contact:
Keshab Chandra Jena
GMR Kamalanga Energy Limited
29, Satya Nagar,
Bhubaneswar – 751 007
M: +91 7894450334
E mail: Keshab.Jena@gmrgroup.in
Dr. Rohit Raaj Mathur
Associate Vice President
GMR Energy Limited
Begumpet, Hyderabad – 500 016
P: 040-2341 0191 to 95.
E mail: Rohit.Mathur@gmrgroup.in