Infrastructure development company SPML Infra has announced the shifting of their headquarters from Delhi to Kolkata, keeping in mind their corporate expansion plans pan-India and the new project developments. SPML Infra is the only Indian water management company to be featured in the World’s Top 40 Private Water Operators as per the survey of Global Water Intelligence, London.
Subhash Chand Sethi, Chairman, SPML Infra, says, “We are currently executing 32 water supply and infrastructure development projects across the country including several key states like Gujarat, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Delhi, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh and other states. There are 15 power transmission, distribution and supply management projects in several states of India including Haryana, Rajasthan, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, etc. Being the leading infrastructure company, we are developing infrastructure projects worth Rs 6,000 crore, which includes both water and power projects, across India. We have received two big projects in terms of value – the first one is of 16 power substation projects in three districts of Tripura under North East Region (NER) Power System Improvement Scheme being funded by the World Bank; the second is a Rs 500-crore project from the Government of Gujarat for Phase-2 of the Saurashtra NarmadaAvtran Irrigation (SAUNI) Project. This new order for SAUNI project has been awarded to us after we successfully completed the Rs 600-crore project under Phase-1 that was inaugurated by the Prime Minister in April this year. We are actively bidding for water supply and power transmission and distribution projects in all major states of India under various state and central government agencies.”
Among the many projects undertaken by SPML, the notable ongoing projects are 24 x 7 urban water supply projects in to six cities of Karnataka – Bellari, Gadag-Bategiri, Haveri, Hospet, Raichur and Sindhanur apart from water supply improvement projects in the localities of Vasant Vihar in South Delhi for a period of 10-12 years, thus serving more than a million populations.
SPML Infra is also executing India's largest AMR Metering project in Delhi for Delhi Jal Board to install 2.4 lakh AMR and non-AMR water meters with seven years of operation and maintenance; the Pokhran Water Supply Project in Jaisalmer and Barmer district is slated to make drinking water available to around 580 villages of the areas, catering to a population of over 1.2 million people. Further to this, the project will also adhering to the water requirements of the defense and industries.
SPML Infra has recently completed the installation of 500 MVA autotransformers, executing the power augmentation project in Mainpuri, Uttar Pradesh, with design, engineering, supply, erection and commissioning of 1 x 500 MVA, 400/220 kV autotransformer for the extension of 400/220 kV substation. This is among the highest rating in India for this type of transformer that will be used in a high-voltage AC transmission system to efficiently transmit power.
SPML Infra also completed the installation of 220 kV GIS substation along with 220 kV D/C transmission line 26 nos 400 KV graded tower in Alipurduar, West Bengal, that will augment the quality of power supply to the area. Adding further, Sethi says, “The company’s aggregate sales increased 14.5 per cent to Rs 1,611 crore in FY2016-2017, which compared favorably with the 4.8 per cent growth of the country’s infrastructure sector. The company reported 8.6 per cent increase in EBITDA and 10 per cent in net profit. We are expecting more than 10 per cent growth rate in the next three years.”