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Sterlite Power gets Rs 580 cr debt from REC

For Udupi Kasargode Transmission Project

Sterlite Power has done Rs 580 cr financial closure for Udupi-Kasargode Transmission Project

MUMBAI, June 16 (The CONNECT) - Sterlite Power today announced the successful financial closure of the project set up by Udupi-Kasargode Transmission Project Ltd (UKTL) by signing up for debt funding of INR 580 crores from REC Limited.

The project set up by UKTL is an Inter-State Transmission System project spanning across Karnataka and Kerala.  

In accordance with the Letter of Award received from RECTPCL (REC Transmission Projects Company Ltd.), the project involves construction of a 400kV (Quad) D/c  transmission line, extending over 240 ckm, from Udupi in Karnataka to Kasaragode in Kerala. The project scope also includes supply and installation of two 400kV line bays and bus bar extension at Udupi switchyard.

Anuraag Srivastava, Group CFO, Sterlite Power said, “Sterlite Power has been successful in concluding a number of financial deals with global and national investors in the past. We are pleased to secure funding from REC - one of India’s largest financial institutions in the power sector, for this project.”

Recently, the company announced an equal partnership with global investment manager AMP Capital, to develop greenfield power transmission projects in India which includes the UKTL project as well. It has also raised project finance from both private as well as public sector financial institutions like IndusInd Bank and PFC Ltd., for its transmission projects. In March 2021, Sterlite Power successfully completed its transmission project NER-II and subsequently sold it to IndiGrid.

Sterlite Power is a global developer of power transmission infrastructure with projects of over 13,700 circuit kms and 26,100 MVA in India and Brazil. With a portfolio of power conductors, EHV cables and OPGW, Sterlite Power also offers solutions for upgrading, uprating and strengthening existing networks. Sterlite Power is the sponsor of IndiGrid, India’s first power sector Infrastructure Investment Trust, listed on the BSE and NSE. Sterlite Power has been recognised with The Economic Times Innovation Awards 2020 and is a recipient of global awards from S&P Global Platts and International Project Management Association (IPMA).

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