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Tata Power commissions Mundra UMPP 5th unit

Virendra Pandit Ahmedabad | Updated on March 12, 2018 Published on March 25, 2013

A file photo of Tata Power's Mundra ultra mega power project.

Tata Power, the country’s largest integrated power utility, on Monday announced the commissioning of the fifth and last unit of 800 MW ultra mega power plant at Mundra.

The company has developed the project through its wholly owned subsidiary Coastal Gujarat Power Ltd.

Tata Power’s Mundra UMPP has been completed in a record time of one year from the date of commissioning of the first 800-MW unit in March 2012.

The average gap taken between synchronisation of two units has been 3.5 months which is better than the baseline schedule of four months and is much better than the five months provided in the original power purchase agreement, Anil Sardana, Managing Director, Tata Power, said.

According to the company, the project management and operational expertise employed in executing the project ahead of schedule with predictable, cost, quality and safety will be continued in operating the plant in an effective and efficient manner.

The technology used for the 4,000-MW Mundra UMPP and the choice of unit sizes will help save fuel, provide the nation with competitive generation and cut down the greenhouse gas emissions significantly compared to regular coal-fired power stations, it said.

Mundra UMPP is the first of UMPPs in India that heralds the entry of 800-MW supercritical boiler technology in India, which is efficient and environment-friendly.

The total power generation capacity of Tata Power currently stands at 8,500 MW, reinforcing its position as the largest integrated power company in India.

Published on March 25, 2013
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