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Alstom successfully commissions Uri II hydroelectric project in India

27/05/2014

Alstom successfully commissioned NHPC’s Uri II (4x60 MW) hydropower project situated in the state of Jammu & Kashmir, in India after availability of full water for running all the four units of the project.

The synchronisation of the four units was done in phases. While unit 1 and 3 were synchronised in September 2013, unit 2 was synchronised in November 2013. Despite limited water availability during commissioning and other challenges in terms of a difficult terrain, Alstom was successful in completing the synchronisation of the fourth unit in February 2014 as targeted by the customer. All the four units were declared by the customer in commercial operation from 1st March 2014.

Alstom was awarded the Uri II HEP contract by NHPC in 2007.  The scope of work included turnkey execution of the electro-mechanical package comprising of hydro turbines, generators and auxiliaries. Last year, the hydro project achieved a major milestone when all four 60 MW Francis vertical turbines installed by Alstom successfully completed the simultaneous spinning of the four units in less than twenty four hours. The 240 MW hydropower project aims to use downstream water discharge of 480 MW Uri-I (already running) hydro project for power generation. It will also provide additional stability to the northern transmission grid.

Mr. Frederic Teyssedou, Unit Managing Director, Alstom Hydro India, commented, “Following the successful execution, this project is certainly amongst major references for Alstom Hydro in India. The team overcame the challenges presented by the project and worked relentlessly to stick to the timelines. The completion of the project and satisfaction of our customer is testimony of the efforts and commendable work done by the team.” 

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 €21.5 billion in orders in 2013/14. 

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 twelve manufacturing units dedicated to: Power - Hydro in Vadodara, Boilers in Durgapur, auxiliary components and air-pre heaters in Shahabad, Steam turbines in Gujarat, Transport at Coimbatore and SriCity and Grid in Padappai, Pallavaram, Hosur, Vadodara, Naini and Noida.

Press Contacts 

Stephanie Roux / Jérôme Bridon (Alstom Renewable Power) - Tel +33 1 41 49 78 62 /38 78 stephanie.roux@power.alstom.com /jerome.bridon@power.alstom.com 

Sapna Lalwani (Alstom India) – Tel +91 120 473 1676 

sapna.lalwani@alstom.com 

Website www.alstom.com