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Infra Awards 2011

D&B - Axis Bank Infra Awards 2011

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Axis Bank, the third largest private sector bank in India and one of the leading arrangers of Infrastructure Finance in the country, partnered with Dun & Bradstreet, the world's leading provider of business information, knowledge and insight to launch the first ever D&B-Axis Bank Infra Awards 2011. These awards, held on October 17, 2011 at Mumbai, felicitated the leading infrastructure projects and infrastructure companies which have delivered exemplary performance. The winners were identified on various pre-defined parameters by an independent jury.

Award Categories & Eligibility

Project Awards

  • Eligibility :
    • Project must have been completed within the eligibility period of 5 years i.e. from April 1, 2006 to March 31, 2011
    • If project comprised of different phases, then for a particular phase of a project to be eligible, it needed to be fully completed and operational within the eligibility period
    • Project/phase must have been executed in India
    • Project Size should be more than Rs 50 crores
  • Sectors:

    The D&B - Axis Bank Infra Awards 2011 felicitated projects from the below mentioned sectors:

    • Roads & Highways
    • Railways
    • Airport Development
    • Port Development
    • Power Plants
    • Industrial Plants
    • Urban Infrastructure
    • Industrial Parks or SEZ

    • Besides the above mentioned sectors, projects were also recognized in following special categories:

    • Public Private Partnership
    • Social Impact
    • Environmental Sustainability
  • Awards Methodology:
    • Projects were evaluated based on nominations received from companies.
    • Companies could nominate their eligible project in any of the main award categories by sending nomination form and supporting documents.
    • Companies could showcase as many projects as they desired across the main award categories; however company could nominate only a maximum of two projects in any single award category

Nominations were presented to an independent Jury who then selected the award winners in each category by evaluating nomination form and supporting documents based on evaluation criteria.

Company Awards

  • Eligibility:
    • Companies with an annual total income for the eligibility period as per standalone financials of more than Rs.100 crores in FY2010-11 were eligible.
  • Sectors:

    Leading infrastructure companies from the following sectors were felicitated at the awards :

    • Construction - Infrastructure Development
    • Power Generation
    • Power Transmission
    • Power Distribution
    • Telecom Infrastructure

In addition to the above, one overall award was also presented to the "Best Performing Infrastructure Company".

  • Awards Methodology:
    • Companies covered in the D&B publication on "India's Leading Infrastructure Companies 2011" were evaluated based on the proprietary quantitative model, information for which was sourced and compiled from questionnaires circulated, company website and information available from public domain such as annual reports, industry bodies and associations, Government of India websites etc.

Key Projects Executed

Project Finance & Debt Syndication

  • Alstom Bharat Forge Power Ltd
    • 5000 MW TG manufacturing
    • Joint Arranger | INR 13,500 mn
  • Navayuga Udipi Tollway Pvt Ltd
    • 90.80 km stretch from Mumbai to Kochi
    • Arranger | INR 4,720 mn
  • GMR Male International Airport
    • Brown Field development
    • Advisor & Arranger | USD 358 mn
  • Mumbai Metro Transport Pvt Ltd (Reliance)
    • 31.87 km MRTS corridor
    • Arranger| INR 69,310 mn
  • Indiabulls Realtech Ltd
    • Coal based Power Plant
    • Advisors & Arranger | INR 22,000 mn
  • Adani Power Ltd
    • HVDC transmission line
    • Advisors & Arranger | INR 22,000 mn
  • GMR Holding (MALTA) Ltd
    • Refinancing STL for acquisition of InterGen N.V.
    • Advisor & Arranger | USD 537 mn
  • Fortis Medicare International Ltd
    • Financial tie-up for making open offer for Parkway Holdings Ltd
    • Advisors & Arranger | USD 2,420 mn
  • Delhi International Airport Ltd
    • Debt Financing
    • Advisor & Arrangers | USD 150 mn
  • Gujarat NRE Coking Coal Ltd
    • Mine Development
    • Advsiors & Arranger | USD 150 mn
  • Nabha Power Ltd (Larsen & Toubro)
    • 2 x 700 MW thermal power plant
    • Joint Arranger | INR 72,000 mn
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust
    • 4th container terminal, 330 m berth and traffic fixation
    • Transaction Advisor

Debt Capital Market

  • Essar Steel Ltd
    • Non-convertible Debentures
    • Sole Arranger | INR 10,000 mn
  • ETHL Communications Holdings Ltd (Essar Group)
    • Non-convertible debentures
    • Sole Arranger | INR 20,000 mn
  • Cairn India Ltd
    • Non-convertible debentures
    • Sole Arranger | INR 10,000 mn
  • Export Import Bank of India
    • Non-convertible debentures
    • Joint Arranger | INR 10,000 mn
  • Reliance Gas Transportation Infrastructure Ltd
    • Non-convertible debentures
    • Joint Arranger | INR 25,000 mn

Equity Capital Market

  • India Infoline Investment Services Ltd
    • NBFC | IPO of NCDs
    • BRLM | INR 7,500 mn
  • Innoventive Ind. Ltd.
    • Precision Engineering | IPO
    • BRLM | INR 2,180 mn
  • Orient Green Power Ltd
    • Power | IPO
    • BRLM | INR 9000 mn
  • Indiabulls Financial Services Ltd
    • NBFC | QIP ? NCD + Warrants
    • BRLM |INR 6,637 mn
  • Bombay Rayon Fashions Ltd
    • GDR
    • Financial Advisor | INR 4,500 mn

Infrastructure Publication

India's Leading Infrastructure Companies 2011

Dun & Bradstreet and Axis Bank released the fourth edition of its premier publication "India's Leading Infrastructure Companies 2011" at the D&B-Axis Bank Infra Awards 2011. The publication captures the essence of growth and development in the infrastructure sector. The publication profiles the leading companies in construction, ports, power and telecommunications sector. It provides information on their areas of operations, reach, future growth plans and contact information, etc.

Award Winners & Jury


The winners of the D&B-Axis Bank Infra Awards 2011 were felicitated in the presentation ceremony on October 17, 2011 at Mumbai. The projects and the companies which have done the country proud are:

Winner company Name Category Project Name
L&T Infrastructure Development Projects Limited Roads & Highways Vadodara Bharuch Tollway
Afcons Infrastructure Limited Railways Rail Connectivity, Idappalli - Vallarpadam
Larsen & Toubro Limited Airport Development IGI Airport Terminal - 3 Runway, New Delhi
Mundra Port and Special Economic Zone Limited Port Development Coal Import Terminal, Kutch
Tata Projects Limited Power Plants Captive Thermal Power Plant, Udaipur
Larsen & Toubro Limited Industrial Plants LPG Process Facilities, Vizag
Ramky Infrastructure Limited Urban Infrastructure Development Sewage Treatment Plant, Mumbai
Gujarat Eco Textile Park Limited Industrial Park & SEZ Gujarat Eco Textile Park, Surat
Ramky Infrastructure Limited Public Private Partnership Award Jawaharlal Nehru Pharma City, Vishakhapatnam
Petron Civil Engineering Private Limited Social Impact Award Murshidabad Water Supply Scheme

Winners of the D&B-Axis Bank Infra Awards 2011


The awards were evaluated by an independent jury comprising of:

  • Dr. R.C. Sinha, IAS (Retd) | Former Additional Chief Secretary, Government of Maharashtra
  • Mr. Anil Lakhina | Vice Chairman, SunBorne Energy
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