Invensys Operations Management will fully optimize India's first ultra-mega 4,000 MW power plant following a U.S. multi-million dollar deal with Coastal Gujarat Power Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Power Ltd. Located in Mundra in the Gujarat state of India, it will be India's largest coal-fired power plant when completed in 2013.

Under the agreement, Plano, Texas-based Invensys will provide distributed and critical control systems, emergency shutdown systems, advanced process control, plant optimization and operator training simulator technology. The scope of the project includes the provision of end-to-end solutions, from boiler management systems to turbine auxiliary controls, with interfaces for seamless systems integration with other technology vendors.

Coastal Gujarat Power will be the first of the new mega power plants that will lead power generation capacity, efficiency and environmental sustainability. Coastal Gujarat Power Ltd (CGPL) was incorporated in February 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 a share purchase agreement, Tata Power acquired CGPL in 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 400 kV lines, to be installed by Power Grid, to ultimately benefit the States of Gujarat, Maharastra, Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan.

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