Alstom added another feather to its cap by successfully achieving the synchronization and full load of the two 55 MW units of the Chuzachen hydro power plant project located in east district of Sikkim on 24th April 2013. The commissioning of this project is a key achievement for Alstom, as it will serve as a strong reference for the hydro major in the region where it is executing three more hydro projects namely Teesta VI, Jorethang Loop HEP and Dikchu.
With a total of 110 MW, the 2 units have already been handed over officially to GATI Infrastructure who has also declared the start of the commercial operation on 16th May 2013.
Alstom was awarded the 110 MW Chuzachen HEP contract by Gati Infrastructure in 2007. The scope of work included turnkey execution of Electro-Mechanical package comprising of hydroturbines, generators, BOP (Balance of Plant) and auxiliaries. Alstom’s Hydro unit based in Vadodara has executed the works for the project.
The Alstom Hydro unit at Vadodara has witnessed continuous growth in the recent years, and will continue to play a vital role in addressing the increased demand for reliable, clean and affordable energy in India and around the world. So far, Alstom’s Hydro facility in Vadodara has supplied major Hydro Power generation equipment for various projects in India & abroad. So far two-third of the factory’s existing capacity caters to the India region while one-third of the capacity caters to export markets.
Commenting on Alstom Hydro India’s remarkable achievement, Mr. Frederic Teyssedou, Unit Managing Director, Alstom Hydro India, said, "The successful commissioning of the Chuzachen project is a testament of the strong capabilities enjoyed by Alstom in the hydro arena.” He further added, “Hydropower generation is not just the answer to India’s ever-surmounting power needs but also sustainable development by aiding the creation of socio - development infrastructures and direct and indirect employment opportunities in the country. Through the know-how and technological expertise accumulated across the world, Alstom is committed to provide world class products and solutions to meet the needs and challenges of the Indian hydro market."
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 93,000 people in around 100 countries. It had sales of over €20 billion and booked close to €24 billion in orders in 2012/13.
About Alstom in India
Alstom is a global leader in power generation, power transmission and rail infrastructure. Present in India since 1911, Alstom has strong capabilities in engineering, manufacturing, project management and supply of products and solutions for infrastructure. Alstom has four R&D centres in India: Transport in Bengaluru, Hydro Global Technology Centre in Vadodara and Grid R&D centres in Hosur & Padappai. It has two engineering centres for Power in Noida and Kolkata and eleven manufacturing units dedicated to: Power - Hydro in Vadodara, Boilers in Durgapur, auxiliary components and air-pre heaters in Shahabad, Steam turbines (upcoming), Transport at Coimbatore and SriCity and Grid in Padappai, Pallavaram, Hosur, Vadodara and Naini.
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