Adani Power synchronises first supercritical power plant

PTI Ahmedabad | Updated on November 12, 2017 Published on December 23, 2010

Adani Power Chairman, Mr Gautam Adani (file photo)   -  Business Line

Adani Enterprise Ltd run Adani Power Ltd (APL) said on Thursday that it has synchronised the country’s first supercritical unit of 660 MW power plant, taking its coal power generation capacity to 1980 MW.

“It is a matter of great pride for me that we have synchronised the country’s first 660 MW super critical unit at Mundra yesterday evening,” APL Group Chairman, Mr Gautam Adani, told reporters here.

“We have achieved, the synchronisation of the unit in 36 months, which is fastest by any power generator despite the fact that earthquake in China had affected our supplier badly,” Mr Adani said.

APL is setting up 4620 MW coal fired power plant at Mundra in Kutch district of Gujarat, consisting of four units of 330 MW and five units of 660 MW.

“This 660 MW unit is the world’s first supercritical technology based project to be certified for carbon credit under United Nation’s framework on Climate Change,” Mr Adani said.

The company said that supercritical power plants operate at higher temperatures and pressures and are 25 per cent more efficient then conventional sub critical power plants. The use of supercritical technology also leads to over 20 per cent reduction in CO2 emission.

Mr Adani however refused to reply to a question on Union Environment Ministry notice to the company regarding environmental violations for its Mundra Port and Special Economic Zone (MPSEZ). - PTI

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Published on December 23, 2010
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