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Web Exclusive | March 2013

Tata Power starts fifth unit of its Mundra project

With Tata Power completing commercial operation of the fifth and last unit of 800 mw at Mundra in Gujarat, India’s first, greenest, 4,000 mw UMPP has become fully commercial. Tata Power, India’s largest integrated power utility, which developed the project through its wholly-owned subsidiary Coastal Gujarat Power (CGPL), announced on March 25 the commissioning of the fifth unit.

With this, the entire UMPP has become commercially operational, according to a statement in Ahmedabad. The Mundra UMPP is the first of the UMPPs in India that heralds the entry of 800 mw supercritical boiler technology in India, which is environment friendly and efficient. 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.

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 original PPA, said Anil Sardana, Managing Director.

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