India-based integrated power company, Tata Power, has commissioned the fifth and the final 800MW unit of its 4,000MW Tata Mundra ultra mega power project (UMPP), through its wholly-owned subsidiary Coastal Gujarat Power.

Located near Mundra Port, in the state of Gujarat, the coal-based thermal power plant Tata Mundra UMPP marks the use of 800MW super-critical boiler technology in India.

Tata Power managing director Anil Sardana said the company has completed the project in record time and commissioned the 5th unit in a year’s time, since the first unit was brought online.

"The project management and operational expertise employed in executing the power project ahead of schedule with predictable, cost, quality and safety will now be continued in operating the plant in an effective and efficient manner," Sardana added.

"Tata Power firmly believes that UMPPs are the solution to India’s energy problems."

It is expected that the technology used and the size of the units will contribute towards fuel saving, and provide competitive power and reduce greenhouse gas emission, compared to regular coal-fired power stations.

Power generated from the plant will be supplied to five Indian states, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Punjab, Haryana, and Maharashtra.