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Alstom Grid wins bulk order for EHV 765 kV Circuit Breakers worth €10 million


Alstom Grid has been awarded a contract worth approximately €10 million with Power Grid Corporation of India Limited, to deliver 64 Circuit Breakers for various 765 kV substations located at Dharamjaygarh, Jabalpur, Bhiwani, Satna (extension), Gwalior (extension) and Rajgarh Pooling (near Kotra). 

A leader in the field of extra and ultra high voltage circuit breakers, Alstom Grid is the first manufacturer to localise in India the production of circuit breakers with spring operating mechanism up to 765 kV. Alstom Grid is number one in the world for circuit breakers, a key global supplier of circuit breakers in the range of 72.5 kV to 1200 kV. 

Rathin Basu, Alstom Grid India Managing Director declared: “We are proud to have won this significant Circuit Breakers project, which reinforces our leadership in the development of Extra and Ultra High Voltage networks in India, for voltages reaching up to 1200 kV. This contract strengthens our position in Indian transmission sector, demonstrating our presence at all stages of the power supply chain”. 

Under the terms of the contract, Alstom Grid will supply the design, engineering, manufacture, supply, transportation, unloading and on site delivery, including insurance, supervision of erection, testing and commissioning of the 765 kV Circuit Breakers and support structures. 

About Alstom 

Alstom is a global leader in the world of power generation, power transmission and rail infrastructure and sets the benchmark for innovative and environmentally friendly technologies. Alstom builds the fastest train and the highest capacity automated metro in the world. It provides turnkey integrated power plant solutions and associated services for a wide variety of energy sources, including hydro, nuclear, gas, coal and wind, and it offers a wide range of solutions for power transmission, with a focus on smart grids.

The Group employs 92,700 people in 100 countries and had sales of €20.9 billion in 2010/11. 

Alstom Grid has over 100 years of expertise in electrical grids. Whether for utilities or electro-intensive industries or facilitating the trading of energy, Alstom Grid brings power to its customers’ projects. Alstom Grid ranks among the top 3 in electrical transmission sector with an annual sales turnover of more than €4 billion. It has 20,000 employees and over 90 manufacturing and engineering sites worldwide. At the heart of the development of Smart Grid, Alstom Grid offers products, services and integrated energy management solutions across the full energy value chain—from power generation, through transmission and distribution grids and to the large end user. 

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