Sterlite Power commences aerial operations for its MUML project

Sterlite Power has announced the commencement of aerial operations to expedite the construction of its Mumbai Urja Marg Project (MUML). To fast-track the completion of its 400 kV transmission corridor connecting Padgha with Khargar, which links Mumbai to the national grid, Sterlite Power has proactively deployed state-of-the-art lightweight helicopters to overcome the challenges of terrain and speed up material transfer. The aerial operations will involve the movement of around 3,000 tonnes of material over a period of two months. The lightweight helicopter AS 350 B3, with a load-carrying capacity of up to 1,000 kgs per sortie, will be pressed into service to transport heavy equipment and material across several locations in and around the Mumbai region. Once operational, the project will have the potential to carry over 2,000 MW of additional power to Mumbai and Navi Mumbai.