Alstom wins major power transmission contracts in India


Alstom T&D India has secured five contracts worth over 2558 MINR (€37 million) from Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL), for projects across India. These contracts demonstrate the company’s expertise in supplying innovative solutions across various product segments to ensure secure, efficient, reliable and environment-friendly energy transmission. The products for all these contracts will be delivered from Alstom T&D’s world class factories spread across India.

India is expected to continue to expand its power infrastructure substantially in the coming years to clear the congestion in the existing T&D network, due to the addition of 55,000 MW of generation in the 11th Plan period and to improve the power flow across India’s 5 electrical grids, with the additional generation capacity getting added in the 12th Plan period.

In India’s Western region, Alstom T&D India won two contracts[1] worth 1660 MINR for the supply, erection, testing and commissioning of 400 kV substation extension packages, including shunt reactors. Once commissioned, these substations will help make more power available to meet the growing demand for electricity in the Western region and will significantly improve the reliability and efficiency of the transmission grid.

Alstom T&D India secured a contract valued at 400 MINR, for the delivery of 765 kV circuit breakers for various substations across the whole of India. Alstom is a leader in the field of extra- and ultra-high voltage circuit breakers and is the first global manufacturer to localise production of spring operating high voltage circuit breakers (up to 765 kV) in India. All circuit breakers will be manufactured in its factory located in Padappai (Tamil Nadu).

The other two contracts include the supply of 765 kV reactors for Power Grid’s Padghe, Aurangabad, Bhiwani, and Meerut substations for a value of 270 MINR and 400 kV Reactors for Power Grid’s Khandwa Purnia, Gajuwaka Baripada & Bhiwani for a value of 228 MINR. These reactors will strengthen power transmission network in Northern and Western regions of India and mitigate the gap between demand and supply of power.

Commenting on the contract wins, Rathin Basu, Managing Director, Alstom T&D India said: “Alstom T&D India is the leader in India in HV and EHV domains, for both AC & DC technology, in building the T&D infrastructure in the country.  The selection of Alstom T&D to augment transmission network in the country demonstrates Power Grid's confidence in the strength of our offerings across the entire T&D value chain and also highlights our commitment to deliver world class technology solutions in developing the T&D infrastructure of the country.” 

The Indian government continues to strengthen its growth ambitions and by 2014, aims to connect the Southern grid to the National grid to create the single largest transmission grid in the world.

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