Alstom T&D India has secured a contract from Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL), for approximately €17 million (INR 1380 million), to supply transformers and reactors for the expansion of 400/220 kV grid substations across southern India. The project is part of Power Grid’s System Strengthening Scheme to boost power handling capacity of substations, and stabilise the transmission infrastructure in southern India.
Under this new contract, Alstom will supply six units of 400/220 kV, 500 MVA transformers and two units of 420 kV, 125 MVAr shunt reactors. All equipment will be supplied from Alstom T&D India’s manufacturing facilities across the country.
This is Alstom’s second win to strengthen the country’s transmission infrastructure under the System Strengthening Scheme. The first power transmission reinforcement contract was awarded in July 2014 to expand 400/200 kV grid substations across eastern India.
Rathin Basu, Managing Director of Alstom T&D India, said, “Winning a second project under the System Strengthening Scheme is a major achievement for Alstom, confirming our industrial expertise and leadership. We are delighted to continue contributing to the development of India’s national grid infrastructure.”
 Equipment will be supplied to substations at Warangal, Hyderabad, Gooty, Khammam, Cuddapah and Vijayawada in southern India.