GVK Power & Infrastructure Limited (GVKPIL) is a listed public company belonging to GVK, engaged in the business of owning, operating, and maintaining power plants by itself and through its subsidiary/associate companies. GVK is amongst India's largest infrastructure developers with experience and expertise spanning areas including hospitality, manufacturing, power, roads, airports, SEZs and urban infrastructure. The Company was incorporated in 2nd December of the year 1994 as a private company with unlimited liability under the name of Jegurupadu Operating & Maintenance Company. GVK is amongst India's largest infrastructure developers with experience and expertise spanning areas including hospitality, manufacturing, power, roads, airports and urban infrastructure. Until date GVK has invested over Rs. 5,000 crore in its various business and has on hand projects in the pipeline of over Rs. 12,000 crore. GVK is developing power projects that are based on coal, gas and hydel resources. The projects are being developed across several States in the country including Andhra Pradesh, Punjab and Uttarakhand.
The Company was converted to a company with limited liability and consequently the name was changed to Jegurupadu Operating & Maintenance Company Private Limited in 20th April of the year 2005. Subsequently, it was converted from a private limited company to a public limited company during 19th May of the year 2005 and renamed as Jegurupadu Operating & Maintenance Company Limited. Thereafter, the name of the company was changed to GVK Power & Infrastructure Limited as at 13th July of the year 2005. In October of the year 2005, GVKPIL acquired GVKPPL and Transoceanic Projects Limited's equity stake in GPL. Accordingly, 51% of the equity shares in GPL now held by GVKPIL continue to remain pledged with PFC. In January 2006, the consortium led by GVK Group and comprising Airports Company South Africa and Bidvest was awarded the mandate to modernize India's busiest airport, the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) at Mumbai.
The Company has initialed the draft Power Purchase Agreement with Punjab State Electricity Board ('PSEB') in December 2006. GVK consolidates its Power, Airports And Road Projects Under GVK Power & Infrastructure Limited in January 2007. During July of the year 2007, GVK signed MoU with Tamil Nadu Industrial Development Corporation (TIDCO) to set up multi-product SEZ in Perambalur. As at August of the year 2007, Alakananda Hydro Power Company Ltd, a GVK group company has achieved financial closure for its 330 MW Shrinagar Hydro Electric Project, being set up in Uttarakhand. During February 2008, the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA), Mumbai International Airport Pvt Ltd (MIAL) today signed an agreement with SITA, the world's leading provider of IT applications to airports. The GVK-BHP Billiton consortium has emerged as provisional winners of seven deepwater exploration blocks off the west coast of India during June of the year 2008.
GVKPIL has initiated power projects that will cross over 2000 MW capacity once operational. While Jegurupadu Combined Cycle Power Plant is operational, several ambitious power projects are under development.