GMR Group has diverse business interests. Here is a brief profile and history of GMR Group.

GMR Group

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