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First Unit Of Adani Power’s Mundra Thermal Power Plant Set To Commence Operation In Gujarat

EBR Staff Writer Published 14 May 2009

Adani Power Limited (Adani Power), an ancillary of the Adani Group, has announced that the first unit of its Mundra thermal power station is ready to commence operation on May 20, 2009 in Gujarat. The company is prepared to produce 330 megawatts (MW) out of 4,620 MW total capacity in the Mundra power facility. The power station will reach completion by the end of 2012. Adani Power has already entered into power purchase agreements with the Gujarat administration.

In later phases, the plant will supply power to Rajasthan, Haryana and Maharashtra.

For removal of power from Mundra power plant, Adani Power has established a 413 km, 400 kV dedicated transmission line.

Siemens AG has been awarded a contract to establish this transmission line.

China has supplied the equipment and technology for the project.

At least 10,000 workers including laborers have been hired at the project site, with Chinese workers representing 10%.

Adani Power’s goal in the next five years is to achieve 9000 MW power generation with a 100% growth inputs in each stage.