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Alstom T&D India successfully delivers Power Grids 230 kV transmission project in Myanmar

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Alstom T&D India has concluded the successful delivery of Power Grid Corporation of India Limiteds (PGCIL) 230 kV transmission project, worth around INR 1050 million (15 million), in Myanmar. The contract covered the supply of a turnkey substation for the 230 kV transmission project which links the 3x40 MW Thahtay Chaung Hydro Power Project to the electrical grid and of which, several critical Power Transformers have already been delivered in a record three months time. Already a market leader in transmission in India, this project marks Alstoms first steps into neighbouring countries such as Myanmar.

As part of the turnkey project, Alstom T&D India was responsible for the design, engineering, supply, and commissioning of the substation. The full scope covered a 220/66/33kV AIS substation and associated products including substation automation systems, power transformers and network management systems and high voltage substation maintenance. The project is scheduled for commissioning in 2015.

Commenting on the contract, Rathin Basu, Managing Director, Alstom T&D India said: Alstom is pleased to support Powergrids initiatives in transforming the energy landscape not only in India but also in neighbouring countries like Myanmar. This project further showcases our technological leadership in the transmission space and reaffirms the confidence that our customers have in our ability to deliver world class products and solutions in a variety of regions and geographies.

In Myanmar, just 25 percent of the population has access to the national grid, offering significant opportunities for development in the fields of power generation, transmission and distribution.  Alstom T&D has already built the load dispatching systems in Bangladesh and Bhutan, as well as several regional dispatching systems in India. This project will be a step forward for Alstom in the construction of Myanmar's electric grid transmission network. 

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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