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Alstom T&D India to secure reliable power supply across North India

19/03/2014

Alstom T&D India has secured a €20.1 million (1610 MINR) contract from Powergrid for the extension of air-insulated substations (AIS) at 14 sites across five Indian states, and 765 kV reactors at Bhiwani. The expansion will reduce transmission line overloading and improve grid stability in North India.

The turnkey project covers the design, manufacturing, supply, erection, testing and commissioning of 765 kV, 400 kV and 220 kV AIS equipment, 765 kV reactors for Bhiwani and 50 MVAR shunt reactor for one of the substations, all with civil works. The equipment for the project will be manufactured at Alstom T&D India’s manufacturing facilities across India.

Rathin Basu, Managing Director of Alstom T&D India, said, “Over 50% of India's 765 kV extra-high voltage substations are built with Alstom technology and solutions, demonstrating Alstom T&D India’s significant contribution to the transmission backbone of the country. This prestigious and challenging project reaffirms our leadership position in the 765 kV turnkey substation market.” 

Substations to be upgraded include 765/400 kV at Bhiwani and 400/220 kV substations at Hissar, Allahabad, Kanpur, Singrauli, Kota, Koteshwar, Rajpura, Panchkula, Patiala, Dhuri, Makhu, Mukstar and Nakodar in the northern region of the country. The 765/400 kV Bhiwani switchyard is centrally connected and feeds power to the states of Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh; this strengthens the Haryana state transmission system and ensures a secure, reliable supply of power across North India.

Earlier in 2012, Alstom T&D India successfully commissioned three switchyard bays, 765 kV and 400 kV each, at Bhiwani in record time under eight months for Power Grid. 

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 

Nathalie Bourotte (Alstom Grid) – Tel: +33 149016217; nathalie.bourotte@alstom.com 

Shreyosi Sen (Alstom T&D India) +91 911204731676;  shreyosi.sen@alstom.com 

Websites: www.alstom.com; www.alstom.com/grid