SPML Infra Limited (formerly Subhash Projects and Marketing Limited) is a leading Infrastructure Development company with over 25 years experience in the public as well as private sector. SPML was incorporated in 1981 and listed as a public limited company in August 1983. It has offices in Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Jaipur, Patna and Guwahati.
SPML is a single source solution provider for various multi disciplinary engineering and infrastructure services from conceptualization to maintenance in Water, Power, Environment and Infrastructure projects.
Having established it?s leadership in the contracting business, SPML has proven business capabilities in the Water, Energy, Environment and Infrastructure domain, on a Public Private Partnership (PPP) & Build-Own-Operate-Transfer (BOOT) basis. SPML Group is developing infrastructure projects with projected investments worth Rs.150 Bn; USD 3.7 Bn.
Q Tell us about the evolution of SPML in the water business? A The journey has been quite exciting. We started in 1968 when we started selling pipes and fi ttings for the water sector. Around 1978-79, we were the fi rst company to start turnkey project concept in the water sector when we did the Jorhat water supply project in Assam. Then we did a project for the Asiad Project in Delhi in the early 1980s. In the last 10 years or so, the government has been really pro-active and a number of large projects have come up. The population growth and higher urbanisation has created the demand for water projects. In the absence of EPC concept, the government has realised that there is no accountability. The infrastructure for every major city has to be upgraded and this is a major opportunity. With proven capabilities in the water, environment and infrastructure domain, SPML Group is developing projects with projected investments worth Rs. 15,000 crores. Q Recently, you won a large project order for Rs. 105 crores from NTPC for Simhadri project. Tell us a bit more about this order, and about other project orders secured by SPML. A SPML is providing the station piping package for Simhadri Super Thermal Power project including design, engineering, manufacturing and erection of piping and all related systems. The project also includes anticorrosive protection and painting of above ground piping for the project. We have recently secured the prestigious Underground Sewerage Project for Mira Bhayandar, Maharashtra for Rs. 520 crores. This project includes laying and commissioning 107kms of sewer lines; design, construction and commissioning of 10 pumping stations and 10 sewage treatment plants with capacities ranging from 7MLD to 17MLD. Designed on completely decentralised system having 10 zones across Mira Bhayandar, the project would also provide for the necessary pressurised ring mains for distribution and disposal of recycled water, within the next 30 months. Another important project being executed by SPML is the 25MGD Effl uent Pumping Station (EPS) at Rithala STP for the Delhi Jal Board. The project includes twin transmission mains for carrying 33.34MGD treated effl uent from the EPS to Pragati Power Corporation Ltd plant at Bawana on a DBO basis with a completion timeline of 11 months. SPML will also undertake operation & maintenance for a period of 5 years post completion. This water will be the source of generation of electricity for the prestigious Commonwealth Games to be held in 2010. One of the unique features of this project is the use of Magna Drive Couplings for pumpsets for energy effi ciency and long-term trouble free maintenance.