Alstom Grid has been awarded a contract worth around €25 million from Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL), the country’s central transmission utility, for the supply, erection and commissioning of a 765 kV Extra High Voltage (EHV) substation at Aurangabad, in the Maharashtra state of western India.
With a population of more than one million people, Aurangabad is one of the largest industrial districts of the Maharashtra State, providing energy to ten other districts. The substation will facilitate the safe and efficient transmission of electricity and will boost power transmission capacity to power deficit areas of the State. All the world-class 765 kV products for the substation will be delivered from Alstom’s manufacturing facilities located at Padappai (Chennai), Pallavaram (Chennai), Hosur (Tamilnadu) and Noida.
Rathin Basu, Managing Director Alstom Grid in India commented, “Alstom Grid has been a pioneer in delivering EHV 765kV technology in the country since the commissioning of India’s first 765kV substation in 2007. Since then, we have maintained our leadership in the EHV market in India and secured significant orders in the last year, reinforcing our customers’ trust and demonstrating our expertise in advanced transmission technology products, offered through our highly advanced manufacturing facilities in India.”
Alstom Grid has been selected to supply extra high voltage transmission equipments to 28 out of 47 projects for 765 kV substations in India.
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