GMR Group is an upcoming corporate group in India with diverse business interests in Infrastructure and manufacturing sector. In Infrastructure sector, GMR Group has interests in Energy, Roads and Airports. In manufacturing sector, the group's activities span Sugar and Ferro alloys. GMR Group is also engaged in the fields of Education, Health, Hygiene and Sanitation, Empowerment & Livelihoods and Community-Based Programmes. The group was founded in 1978 by Shri G.M. Rao.
Business Interests of GMR Group
Energy: GMR Group operates three power plants: GMR Energy Ltd.
in Mangalore, GMR Power Corporation Pvt. Ltd. in Chennai and Vemagiri
Power Generation Ltd. in Andhra Pradesh. GMR's Mangalore Power plant
uses environment friendly fuel and combined cycle gas turbine technology
to achieve maximum thermal efficiency. The plant received the ISO 14001
and OHSAS 18001 certifications from Det Norske Veritas for its
compliance with internationally-benchmarked environmental standards. GMR
Power Corporation Pvt. Ltd operates a 200 MW power plant in Chennai and
supplies the entire power to the Tamil Nadu State Electricity Board.
Chennai plant too has received ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certifications.
Vemagiri Power Generation is a natural gas based thermal power plant
with an installed capacity of 388.5 MW. Besides these power plants the
GMR Group is developing three more power projects: GMR Badrinath Hydro
Power Generation Pvt. Ltd. in Alaknanda, Uttarakhand, Kamalanga Power
Project in Orissa and the Talong Power Project in Arunachal Pradesh.
Airport: GMR Group is developing a world-class Greenfield
international airport in Shamshabad, Hyderabad and modernizing and
expanding the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi. A
consortium of GMR Infrastructure Malaysia Airports Holdings and Turkey's
Limak recently bagged the contract to build Istanbul's second airport.
Roads: GMR Group has completed a 4 lane Highway between
Tuni-Anakapalli on NH-5 in Andhra Pradesh for a distance of 60 km and
the other between Tambaram-Tindivanam on NH-45 in Tamil Nadu for a
distance of 93 km. The company has bagged four more projects. These
include: 35 km Ambala-Chandigarh road project, 107 km
Adloor-Yellareddy-Gundla Pochanpalli stretch , 58 km
Thondapalli-Jadcherla project on NH-7 in Andhra Pradesh and the 71 km
Tindivanam-Ulunderpet stretch on NH-45 in Tamil Nadu.
Agri-Business: GMR Group has a sugar plant located at Sankili in
Srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh and is setting up two more sugar
plants in Karnataka.
Ferro Alloys: GMR Ferro Alloys and Industries Ltd has an ISO
9001 certified plant located in the Tekkali district of Andhra Pradesh.
It manufactures internationally accepted high carbon ferro-chrome for
the stainless steel industry.
Note: The above information was last updated on 21-07-2007