Tata Power today said that it was right on track to synchronise the first Unit-I of the 4,000 MW Ultra Mega Power Project (UMPP) at Mundra in Kutch district of Gujarat by September 2011.
The company has completed critical steam blowing process at unit-I of the UMPP, bringing it closer towards its synchronisation.
"We have achieved a significant milestone towards commissioning of unit-I. The completion of steam blowing signifies the readiness of unit to start synchronisation process," Coastal Gujarat Power Limited (CGPL) Executive Director, Alok Kanagat said.
CGPL , is a special purpose vehicle ( SPV )), constituted by the company for implementation of UMPP. The project shall have five units of 800 MW each, generating 4,000 MW of power using supercritical technology.
Steam blowing of the boiler is an activity undertaken prior to the commissioning of a new unit or for initiation of turbine powering.
The first unit is slated to be ready for commissioning by September 2011, a company statement said.
The Mundra UMPP is progressing as per schedule with engineering, procurement and construction activities in full swing, it further said. Equipment and piping erection is progressing sequentially for the units 2 to 5, the statement said.