GMR Kamalanga thermal plant synchronised

GMR Kamalanga thermal plant synchronised
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The 350-MW second unit of GMR Group's thermal power plant at Kamalanga in Odisha's Dhenkanal District has...

The 350-MW second unit of GMR Group's thermal power plant at Kamalanga in Odisha's Dhenkanal District has been successfully synchronised with the grid. With the synchronisation of the second unit of Kamalanga thermal power plant on July 9, the combined generation capacity of the GMR Group has reached 1836 MW, a company release said.

The first 350 MW unit was declared commercially operational on April 30, 2013. The Bangalore-headquartered global infrastructure major with interests in Airports, Energy, Highways and Urban Infrastructure is establishing the 4x350 MW GMR Kamalanga Energy Ltd (GKEL) in two phases of 3x350 MW and 1x350 MW, respectively. Work on the commissioning of the third unit of 350 MW in the first phase is in an advanced stage and is likely to be completed by August 2013, it said adding GKEL would supply power to Odisha, Bihar, Haryana and other parts of the country.

Speaking on the occasion, GKEL President R V Sheshan said, GKEL is one of the largest GMR investments in the energy sector. It is also one of the earliest private power projects to commence commercial operation in Odisha. Fuel for the project will be supplied by Mahanadi Coalfields and captive coal mine (Rampia).

GMR Infrastructure has employed the public-private partnership model to build a portfolio of high quality assets. The company has 17 power generation assets of which six are operational and 11 are under various stages of implementation and nine road assets, of which eight are operational and one is under construction.

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