For Early Completion of Unit 5
Tata Power, one of India’s largest integrated power companies has been honoured with the Silver Shield Award by the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) for the Mundra Ultra Mega Power Plant (UMPP) project under its ‘Comprehensive Award Scheme’. This award has been awarded for the early completion of Tata Mundra UMPP’s unit 5 (800 MW). The award ceremony was graced by the presence of Shri Jyotiraditya M. Scindia, Honorable Union Minister of State for Power, who honoured Tata Power with this prestigious award in New Delhi. The award was received by Mr. Rajit Desai, Chief-Projects on behalf of Tata Power.
Tata Power, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Coastal Gujarat Power Limited (CGPL) supplies power to five states namely Gujarat, Rajasthan, Haryana, Punjab and Maharashtra in the country. The Tata Mundra project was completed in only 1 year from the date of commissioning of the first 800 MW Unit in March 2012. The average gap between synchronisation of two units has been 3.5 months, which is less than than the baseline schedule of 4 months and is also less than than the 5 months provided in the original PPA.
The Central Electricity Authority of India (CEA) is an organisation constituted by the Ministry of Power in 2004-2005 to recognise meritorious performances in the power sector. The objective of Comprehensive Award Scheme is to develop the spirit of competitiveness amongst the various power utilities in the power sector.
Speaking on the recognition, Mr Anil Sardana, Managing Director, Tata Power said “We are honoured to be felicitated with this prestigious award by the Ministry of Power for completion of Mundra UMPP ahead of schedule. Tata Power Mundra UMPP is India’s first 4000 MW thermal power plant project using supercritical technology and meets 2-3% of country’s total power needs. The project reinforces Tata Power’s commitment to bridge the energy demand supply gap in India and reinforces our group’s commitment of ‘A Promise is a Promise’. This power plant is a state of the art generation station which is built with advanced equipment sourced from Korea and Japan. The Tata Mundra Project is a fine example of advanced technology combined with innovations by the project team.”
The 4000 MW Tata Mundra UMPP heralds the entry of 800 MW supercritical boiler technology in India, which is environment friendly and energy efficient. This technology and the choice of unit sizes will help save fuel for the power plant project and cut down the greenhouse gas emissions as compared to regular coal-fired power stations. In addition, the choice of imported coal significantly is also expected to lower sulphur emissions.
In addition, Tata Power has adopted a multi-dimensional community development program as part of its community engagement initiatives. The major thematic areas of interventions include health, education, income generation & livelihood restoration, infrastructure development, energy conservation and natural resource management.
Mr. Rajit Desai, Chief Corporate Projects receiving the award from Mr. Jyotiraditya M. Scindia, Honorable Union Minister of State for Power on behalf of Tata Power