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Alstom T&D India to supply transformers for 765 kV PowerGrid substations

Alstom T&D India has been awarded a contract worth approximately €16 million (INR 1088 million) by Powergrid Corporation of India Limited (PowerGrid) to supply ten 765 kV 500 MVA 1-ph auto transformers. These will be installed at two locations, the 765 kV Gas Insulated Substation (GIS) situated at Vemagiri, Andhra Pradesh and 765 kV Air Insulated substation (AIS) at Vindhyachal, Uttar Pradesh. All equipment will be manufactured and supplied from Alstom T&D India’s world class manufacturing facility at Vadodara.

India’s southern grid has been facing significant power shortages over the last few years due to inadequate transmission capacity from the rest of the grid. The transformers located at Vindhyachal will help transmit power from the surplus energy in the northern region to southern region. In addition, the transformers installed at Vemagiri will strengthen the transmission system of the southern grid.

Rathin Basu, Managing Director, Alstom T&D India said, “In India, Alstom is the market leader in the transmission segment for the last seven years in a row. The company has also achieved the remarkable feat of being the only Indian company to have over 4 years’ experience in manufacturing of 765 kV transformers and reactors with localised technology. Alstom has the largest market share for 765 kV transformers and reactors in India, significantly contributing in building a robust transmission backbone in the country.”  

Alstom T&D India’s green field facility at Vadodara was inaugurated in March 2009. This facility has since ramped up production capabilities to supply more than 200 units of 765 kV transformers and shunt reactors to various clients like PowerGrid, state utilities and private generating companies.

With strong references up to 800 kV and 2750 MVA in major power networks worldwide, Alstom Grid is one of the world leaders in the manufacturing of 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 88,000 people in around 100 countries. 

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 around 3,300 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 :

Julie Khoo/Aline Besselièvre (Alstom Grid) – Tel: +33 (0)1 49 01 74 48/67 60 
julie.khoo@alstom.com /aline.besselievre@alstom.com 

Sapna Lalwani (Alstom T&D India) – Tel: +91 911204731676;  sapna.lalwani@alstom.com 

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