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Alstom T&D India reaches Century Mark in manufacturing 765 kV transformers

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Alstom T&D India today adds another first to its list of pioneering efforts in India as its world-class power transformer manufacturing facility at Vadodara today flagged off two transformers first, its 100th 765 kV transformer and second, Indias largest 765 kV 275 MVA, single-phase generator transformer.

Alstom T&D Indias green field facility at Vadodara was inaugurated in March 2009. It has since ramped up production capabilities to become the first domestic manufacturer to reach the Century milestone by producing the 100th Extra High Voltage (EHV) 765 kV/500 MVA transformer and reactor.  This transformer steps up power to Power Grids 765 kV substation at Aurangabad, Maharashtra.

Alstom T&D India also flags off Indias largest 765 kV class generator single phase transformer for Jaypee Groups Bara Thermal Power project, Uttar Pradesh. Alstom T&D India is the leader and has the largest market share for 765 kV generator transformers among Indian manufacturers.

Rathin Basu, Managing Director, Alstom T&D India said: Alstom T&D India has been a pioneer in localised high-end Extra High Voltage 765 kV products in its world class manufacturing facilities. Alstom is a significant contributor in building a robust 765 kV transmission backbone in the country. We are thankful to our customers for putting their faith in our products and technologies to help us retain market leadership for the last five years. 

Transformers are integral components of an electrical grid, and essential for the efficient and safe conversion of electricity between diverse voltage systems. Alstom Grid is one of the world leaders in power transformers and reactors. The company has worked on more than 20 projects for 765 kV transformers and reactors in India, for customers including Power Grid, RRVPNL, UPPTCL, Jaypee Group and Lanco Group. 

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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 (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 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. 

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