First 300 MW Unit Of GMR’s Warora Plant Starts Commercial Generation
Warora, March 22, 2013:
The first 300 MW unit of GMR Emco Energy Limited commenced commercial generation of power. The GMR Group is establishing a 2X300 MW coal-based power project at Warora in Chandrapur District, near Nagpur. This is the Group's first coal-based power plant to commence commercial generation. The entire production is committed against Power Purchase Agreements, which have already been signed.
The 300 MW unit was synchronized with the grid on December 10, 2012. Power generated from the plant is being evacuated to Bhadravati sub-station of Power Grid Corporation of India Limited. Work on commissioning the second 300 MW unit is in advanced stages and will be commissioned in the first half of FY14.
Mr. G. M Rao, Group Chairman of GMR Group expressed “We are very happy to announce the commencement of power generation at our Warora Plant, the Group’s first coal based power plant. This is one more example of our commitment to on time delivery of projects, which will now generate revenue and enhance our shareholder value”
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.
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For further information please contact:
Awadhoot A. Pathak
Associate Manager – Corporate Communications
GMR EMCO Energy Limited
B-1, Mohbala Growth Centre, MIDC
Warora – 442 907
P: 07176-202 504; M: +91 8390903676
Email ID: Awadhoot.Pathak@gmrgroup.in
Dr. Rohit Raaj Mathur
Associate Vice President – Corporate Communications
GMR Energy Limited
6-3-866/1/G2, Greenlands, Begumpet,
Hyderabad – 500 016
P: 040-2341 0191 to 95
Email ID: Rohit.Mathur@gmrgroup.in