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Alstom T&D India to supply GIS & AIS substation packages for WBSETCL

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Alstom T&D India has been awarded three contracts worth approximately INR 1687 million (21 million) from West Bengal State Electricity Transmission Company Limited (WBSETCL), for projects across the state of West Bengal in India.

The first two contracts include design, engineering, manufacture, supply, erection, testing and commissioning of 220/132 kV gas-insulated substation (GIS) package for the Vidyasagar lndustrial Park at Kharagpur and 220 kV GIS package for Dharampur. The orders are worth approximately INR 665.6 million (8.3 million) approx.and INR 338.7 million (4.3 million) approx. respectively.  

The Vidyasagar Park Substation is constructed to feed the different industrial units coming up in the adjacent park of the Midnapore District. The Dharampur substation, on the other hand, will connect existing substations at Jeerut and Aramabagh for the development of an Extra High Voltage network in the North 24 Parganas district. Both substations will help strengthen the states transmission network at 220 kV level.

As part of the third contract, worth 683 million INR (8.5 million) approx., Alstom will supply a 400 kV substation and a 220 kV transformer bay at Gokarna, and a 220 kV substation and feeder bays at Krishnanagar. The 400 kV AIS substation is constructed to evacuate power from the 2 x 500 MW Sagardighi Power plant (Phase II). It will be directly connected to the 400 kV substation of Power Grid. All products for these three contracts will be delivered from Alstom T&Ds world class factories across India.

Rathin Basu, Managing Director, Alstom T&D India, says: Alstom is the leader in the GIS & AIS activities in India. It has played an important role in building the transmission network in West Bengal. With these orders, Alstom T&D India has secured leadership position with more than 50% market share in eastern India for GIS and AIS substations. We want to thank our customers for placing their confidence in our innovative technology and ability to execute large projects.

The state government of West Bengal has planned major investments in the T&D sector. The aim is to build the transmission backbone of the state, through which power will be channelled from the eastern part of the country. 

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 (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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Nathalie Bourotte Tel: +33 149016217; nathalie.bourotte@alstom.com 

Aparna Srivastava (Alstom T&D India) +91 911204732535;  aparna.srivastava@power.alstom.com 

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