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Alstom T&D India to supply transformer package for Jamnagar Refinery

22/01/2014

As part of Phase III Expansion of the world’s largest refinery complex 

Alstom T&D India was recently awarded a contract worth INR 1060 million (€13 million) by Reliance Industries Limited (RIL)[1] to provide power transformer packages for the expansion of Jamnagar refinery, the world’s largest single location refinery complex located in Gujarat, India.

The contract is part of an ongoing expansion known as J3, which denotes phase three expansion of the Jamnagar complex. Alstom T&D India had earlier teamed up with RIL for phase two expansion to supply generator transformers of 220 kV. In the third phase, Alstom will provide transformers to receive power at high voltages, and lower them to acceptable levels for distribution to newly expanded complexes; this includes Gasification plants, the Ethylene Cracker complex, and the Paraxylene plant.

The scope of the new contract includes designing, engineering, manufacturing, supply, supervision of erection, and commissioning of 14 gasification service transformers (174 MVA, 220/34.5 kV) and 3 generator step-up transformer packages (160 MVA, 14.5/231 kV). These transformers are integral components, essential for safe and efficient transmission of power on the electric grid. All transformers will be manufactured from Alstom T&D India’s manufacturing facility in India.

Mr. Rathin Basu, Managing Director of Alstom T&D India, said, “We are pleased to partner with RIL once again, a testimony of their trust in our products and technological capabilities. We remain committed to delivering high quality, cost effective products and services, which will enhance the capacity of the Jamnagar refinery and help fuel the economic growth of the country.

As a pioneer, Alstom’s expertise in electrical power transformers extends from generation to HVDC systems, and to all kinds of special industrial applications. With strong references of up to 800 kV and 2750 MVA in major power networks worldwide, Alstom Grid is one of the world leaders in electrical power transformers and reactors. 

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 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. 

Alstom T&D India 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 Contacts 

Shreyosi Sen (Alstom T&D India): +91 9811908403 / shreyosi.sen@alstom.com 

Website www.alstom.com


[1] Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) is the first private sector company from India to feature in Fortune’s Global 500 list of World’s Largest Corporations. It is one of the largest private sector enterprises in India.