Third Unit Of GMR’s Kamalanga Thermal Power Plant Operational
Dhenkanal (Odisha); March 25th, 2014:
The third 350 MW unit of the GMR Group’s coal-based thermal power plant at Kamalanga in Odisha’s Dhenkanal District was declared commercially operational with effect from March 25, 2014. The first unit of 350 MW became commercially operational on April 30, 2013 and the second unit of 350 MW on November 12, 2013. With this, the combined generation capacity of the plant has reached 1050 MW and that of the GMR Group has touched 2485.6 MW.
GMR Group, 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. GKEL would supply power to Odisha, Bihar, Haryana and other parts of the country.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. R.V. Sheshan, Managing Director, GKEL, said, “GKEL happens to be one of the largest investments made by the GMR Group in the Energy sector. It is also one of the earliest private power projects to commence commercial operation in Odisha. With commissioning of all the three units of 350 MW each, we have completed the first phase of the project. We will begin work on the second and final phase of the project very soon.”
About GMR Infrastructure Limited:
GMR Infrastructure Ltd 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 15 power generation assets of which 8 are operational and 7 are under various stages of development and 8 Road assets, of which 7 are operational and one is under construction. In the Airports sector, the Company operates India’s busiest airport, the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi, where it has built a brand new integrated terminal T3. It has also developed and commissioned the Greenfield international airport at Hyderabad as a gateway to south and central India. It has been part of a consortium that has 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 24 locations.
For further information about GMR Group, visit www.gmrgroup.in
For Further details, please contact:
Keshab Chandra Jena
Associate Manager – Corporate Communications
GMR Kamalanga Energy Limited
E mail: Keshab.Jena@gmrgroup.in
Dr. Rohit Raaj Mathur
Associate Vice President – Corporate Communications
P: 040-2341 0191 to 95.
GMR Energy Limited
E mail: Rohit.Mathur@gmrgroup.in