Unit 7 at Mundra power creates national record by running continuously for 411 days and still spinning
This record is sequel to Mundra Power subcritical 330 MW unit having created National record of continuous running of 684 days, in 2017
Ahmedabad: Adani Power Mundra Limited, a subsidiary of Adani Power Limited, said on Wednesday that a 660 MW supercritical unit (7) at 4,620 MW Mundra Power Thermal Plant has created a new national record by running continuously for 411 days. According to industry data, a unit at TCPL, Nellore power plant had earlier run for 410 days in supercritical category. “The 660 MW supercritical facility generated 5,132 million units of electricity during this uninterrupted operation. What is even more remarkable is that the feat was achieved with 79.01 percent PLF and Zero Specific Oil Consumption,” said an official statement.
“The continuous operation of the thermal unit, without any interruptions amidst a global pandemic speaks of the ability of our team to harness complexities of technology and amplify scale of operations involved in it,” said Anil Sardana, Managing Director, Adani Power Limited.
This is not the first record established by APL. Earlier, Mundra subcritical asset too had entered the record books. In 2017, Mundra Power Plant, sub-critical 330 MW unit had created a similar national record of continuous running for 684 days. The Mundra power plant operates nine units. Five of these units are supercritical units of 660 MW.
Adani Power (APL), a part of the diversified Adani Group, is the largest private thermal power producer in India. The company has an installed thermal power capacity of 12,410 MW spread across six power plants in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh, apart from a 40 MW solar power plant in Gujarat.
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