Adani power synchronizes 2nd Supercritical power unit

Kohima, June 7 (MExN): Adani Power Ltd, a subsidiary of Adani Enterprises – India’s leading integrated infrastructure conglomerate, on Monday announced a successful synchronization of its second supercritical unit of 660 megawatt (MW) at its state-of-the-art power plant in Mundra, in Kutch district of Gujarat, taking its total generation capacity to 2,640 MW.
In a media release, Gautam Adani, Chairman Adani Group, said, “I am happy that our project team has been establishing new benchmarks and has synchronized second supercritical unit of 660 MW within three months, which is unparallel feat in Indian power industry. This success has enhanced my confidence in achieving 20,000 MW well ahead of 2020.”
According to available data, with this capacity addition, Adani Power has now emerged as the largest private thermal power producer in Indian private sector.
Adani Power is setting up a 4620 MW coal fired power plant at Mundra, comprising five units of 660 MW and four units of 330 MW each. All the 660 MW units are designed as per the energy efficient and environment friendly supercritical technology. The financial closure of this entire 4620 MW project at Mundra has already been achieved and it is well on schedule for timely commissioning by end of financial year.
Ravi Sharma, CEO, Adani Power, said, “We take pride in synchronizing country’s first and now third supercritical unit of 660 MW at Mundra. This will help us in achieving our vision of becoming the leading integrated power company in India”.
The company will evacuate the electricity from the Mundra power plant via a 400 kV transmission line from Mundra to Dehgam in Gujarat covering 430km and a dedicated 500 kV high voltage direct current line from Mundra to Mohindergarh in Haryana, covering 1000 km.
Adani Power is currently implementing 16,500 MW of power generation projects across six locations in India. The company is confident of meeting its planned target of generating 20,000 MW by 2020.
About Supercritical Technology The Supercritical power plants operate at higher temperatures and pressures and therefore achieve higher efficiencies (above 40%) than conventional sub-critical power plants (32%). The use of supercritical technology leads to significant CO2 emission reductions (above 20%).
The Supercritical technology is an established and matured technology. This technology provides the environmental and financial benefits. This technology has become the system of choice for the new commercial thermal power plants in many countries.