Coastal Gujarat Power Ltd (CGPL)
Coastal Gujarat Power Ltd (CGPL) was incorporated on 10th Feb. 2006, as a special purpose vehicle (SPV) to implement the Mundra Ultra Mega Power Project. The Mundra UMPP was awarded to Tata Power and as per the share purchase agreement Tata Power acquired CGPL on 22 April 2007.
The project will have five units of 800 MW each, generating a total of 4,000 MW using supercritical technology and 40,000 MT /day imported coal.
Power will be evacuated through six 400kV lines, to be installed by Power Grid, to ultimately benefit the States of Gujarat, Maharastra, Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan
The Government of India (GOI) launched the “Power for All by 2012” initiative in 2005. To stimulate the required capacity addition, GOI launched an initiative for facilitating the development of coal based Ultra Mega Power Projects (UMPP) each of minimum 4,000 MW capacity. UMPPs will provide cheaper power through economy of scale and use super critical technology.
UMPPs are to be implemented through public private partnerships on build-own-operate (BOO) basis. The first UMPP of India, Mundra UMPP was awarded to Tata Power through a competitive tariff based bidding process.
The 1,200 hectare site is located in coastal area, south of Tunda village in Mundra taluka, Kutch district of Gujarat. The site is well connected by road, rail, air and sea.
Following are the salient features of the project location:
- Nearest Highways: SH-6 (6 Kms) & NH-8A (15 Kms),
- Nearest Seaport: Mundra ~ 25 Kms
- Nearest Rail Head: Adipur ~ 85 Kms,
- Nearest Airports: Bhuj & Kandla ~75 Kms
The project has achieved Financial Closure and the Financing structure has won the “Asia Pacific Power Deal of the year” award from the prestigious Project Finance Magazine.
Engineering, procurement and construction activities are in full swing. Plant area land is in possession and Site Offices, Warehouses, Field Hostels are operational. All major orders are awarded and deliveries have commenced.
Construction work is progressing on fast track, ahead of schedule. Significant progress is achieved in civil and structural areas.
Safety has been accorded top priority at project site and safety drills, workers training and visitor’s safety induction are held regularly. About 2,500 workers are working and Site and over 4.0 million safe man-hours clocked.
- LOI received from MOP: 28th Dec 2006
- Share Purchase agreement with PFC: 22nd April 2007
- Power Purchase Agreement with procurers: 22nd April 2007
- Notice to Proceed to Doosan & Toshiba: 01st Sept 2007
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
CGPL is involved in wide variety of community development projects in and around project site. These programs cover many areas, from health and education to livelihoods, women-children welfare and much more. Locals needs are identified thru’ direct communication and surveys. For seamless working with community, CSR office is established in the heart of the village, outside project boundary.
Following are some programs which CGPL has taken up:
- Income generation / livelihood restoration - Self Help Groups (SHG), handcraft training and trading.
- Social infrastructure – construction and repairs of roads and CPRs (Community Property Resources)
- Health, hygene, sanitation and immunization programs
- HIV/ AIDS awareness and capacity building programs
- Camel /cattle vaccination vetenery camps
- Vocational training thru’ iLead (NGO)
Following seven power distribution companies of five States i.e. Gujarat, Maharastra, Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan:
- Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd.
- Maharastra State Electricity Distribution Company Ltd.
- Ajmer Vidyut Vitaran Nigam Ltd.
- Jaipur Vidyut Vitaran Nigam Ltd.
- Jodhpur Vidyut Vitaran Nigam Ltd.
- Punjab State Electricity Board
- Haryana Power Generation Corporation Ltd.