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Alstom T&D India wins 1580 MINR contract for 400 kV substation at Meja

11/07/2012

Alstom T&D India has been awarded a contract worth 1580 MINR from Meja Urja Nigam Pvt Ltd, a joint venture company of NTPC and Uttar Pradesh Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Limited (UPRVUNL), for the engineering, the supply, erection, testing and commissioning of a 400 kV substation at Meja (Allahabad) in the state of Uttar Pradesh. 

Meja coal based power project (2 x 660 MW) is part of the major development programme to increase power capacity in the northern region of the Indian transmission grid. 

The scope of work for this 400 KV substation includes delivery of generator transformer, interconnecting transformers, shunt reactors, circuit breakers, instrument transformers and substation automation system. All products will be delivered from company’s facilities located at Naini in the state of Uttar Pradesh, Padappai, Hosur and Pallavaram in the state of Tamilnadu. 

Commenting on the order, Rathin Basu, Managing Director, Alstom T&D India declared: “Alstom T&D India has established a leadership position in delivering transmission solutions ranging from High Voltage (HV) to Ultra High Voltage (UHV) levels. This project reinforces our expertise in providing highly reliable and advanced solutions in transmission. We continue to leverage our global expertise to offer this state-of-the-art technology on the local market.” 

Alstom T&D India is the leader in UHV transmission technology. In India 28 out of 40 substations at 765 kV, which are currently being built or in operation, are equipped with Alstom Grid technology. 

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, 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 92,000 people in around 100 countries. It had sales of €20 billion and booked close to €22 billion in orders in 2011/12. 

Alstom T&D India (globally known as Alstom Grid), is a market leader in the Indian power transmission sector. It has over 100 years of expertise in building the transmission infrastructure for the country. Alstom has a strong portfolio of products, solutions and services, comprising the entire range of transmission equipment up to Extra and Ultra High Voltages (765 kV and beyond) including air-insulated switchgear (AIS) and locally manufactured power transformers and gas-insulated switchgear (GIS). It also provides power electronics solutions (HVDC, FACTS) to create super highways and offers highly advanced power management Smart Grid solutions for transmission and distribution including renewable energies integration. With over 3,500 employees and eight world class manufacturing units, Alstom T&D India is future ready to support the rapidly evolving transmission sector in India. 

Press contact
Pooja Thakran (Alstom T&D India) : pooja.thakran@alstom.com / +91- 8800 99 48 73
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