First unit of Gujarat's Mundra power plant ready for operation

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Mundra (Gujarat), May 14(ANI): The first unit of Mundra power plant in Gujarat is set to start by May 20.

The Adani Power, an ancillary of the Adani Group, is ready to generate 330 MW out of 4620 MW capacity in Mundra power plant.

The country's largest and world's third largest thermal power plant, the Adani power plant will be completed by the end of 2012.

"At Mundra power project, the total capacity is 4620 MW. It is in four stages wherein the first unit is likely to be commissioned on May 20. And thereafter, all units will be commissioned one after the other every three months. These four units are basically meant for supplying 1000 MW power which we have committed through the PPA to Gujarat," said Rajkumar Gupta, director, Adani Power Limited.

The company has already signed Power Purchase Agreements with the Gujarat Government. The project will also give power to Maharashtra, Haryana and Rajasthan at later stages.

The company has also set up a 413 km, 400 KV Mundra-Dehgam dedicated transmission line for evacuation of power from Mundra power station.

The contract to set up the transmission line was taken up by the Siemens, a German company.

The technology and the equipment for the project are from China.

At least 10,000 workers including labourers are employed at the site. Ten per cent of the employees are from China.

At the Adani Power, 9000 MW power generation is targeted in the coming five years with a 100 per cent growth inputs in every phase.

This project is much bigger than the Ultra Mega Power Plants (UMPP) set up across the country.

Power generation in the country is steadily improving every year. (ANI)

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