GMR’s Gujarat Solar Power Plant, Patan, a subsidiary of GMR Group, today announced that it has been awarded the prestigious
Integrated Management System (IMS)
certification for effectively managing the quality, environment and occupational health and safety in its 25 MW power plant. GMR’s Gujarat Power Plant is the first and only solar plant in the entire Charanka Solar Park, Patan to have earned this unique international benchmark of excellence.
It is also among the first solar power plants in India to achieve this distinction. This is an exemplary achievement earned by GMR’s Gujarat Power Plant within just three years from the commencement of plant operation.
The certificates were issued by DNV GL, which is an internationally renowned certification body, headquartered in Norway after carrying vigorous rigorous audits. The certifications will remain valid for 3 years i.e., till 21st June 2018.
Under the IMS certification, GMR’s Solar PV Power Plant achieved prestigious ISO 9001:2008 certification for outstanding quality management; ISO 14001:2004 for excellent environmental management and OHSAS 18001:2007 for ensuring top quality occupational health and safety.
Speaking on the development, Aniruddha Ganguly, President GMR Energy,
“This is a yet another validation of global best practices that GMR Group always aspires for. This
certification gives strong assurance to existing and prospective lenders and strategic partners of GMR Renewable Energy business about our excellence in project development, and operation and maintenance processes and practices in solar power projects.”
He further added: “By achieving this milestone, GMR Energy has taken another important step forward in its journey of business excellence while planning to grow its Renewable Energy business with the active participation of all its stakeholders.”
GMR Energy had set up this solar power plant on March 4, 2012 at Charanka, Patan district in Gujarat with an investment of Rs 364 crores. This 25 MW solar power plant uses crystalline solar photovoltaic modules. On December 8, 2010, the plant entered into a 25-year PPA with Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL).
About GMR Infrastructure Limited:
GMR Group is a leading global infrastructure conglomerate with interests in Airport, Energy, Transportation and Urban Infrastructure. The group has fifteen power generation projects of which ten are operational and five are under development; nine operating road assets and a double rail track line between Mughalsarai-New Bhaupur (Kanpur) of Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor under development.
GMR Group developed and operates India’s busiest and currently World’s No1 Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi and greenfield Rajiv Gandhi international airport at Hyderabad. GMR Infrastructure in partnership with Megawide Construction Corporation is developing Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) in Philippines. The Group is also developing two Special Investment Regions at Krishnagiri and Kakinada and India’s largest Smart Airport City near Hyderabad International Airport.
GMR Group, through its Corporate Social Responsibility arm, GMR Varalakshmi Foundation, carries out community-based development initiatives at 22 different locations in the areas of education; health, hygiene and sanitation; empowerment and livelihoods; and community development.
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