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Alstom T&D India has secured an order worth around 20 million (INR 1515 million) from Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Prasaran Nigam Limited (RRVPNL) to supply a 400/220 kV substation in Bhadla, and expand the existing 400/220 kV substation in Bikaner, both situated in the state of Rajasthan. The new 400 kV grid substation in Bhadla will help evacuate power from the Bhadla solar park and other upcoming solar parks in the area, while the expansion of the 400/220 kV substation at Bikaner will facilitate the exchange of solar power generation with the national grid.

Alstom T&D India will design, engineer, manufacture, install and commission the Bhadla 400/220 kV substation, including twenty 400 kV bays and seventeen 220 kV bays. The Bikaner expansion project includes the supply of eight 400 kV bays, transformers, circuit breakers, control and protection relays and substation automation system. All equipment will be manufactured and supplied from Alstom T&D Indias manufacturing facilities in India.

Rathin Basu, Managing Director, Alstom T&D India said, Clean renewable energy sources are imperative for a sustainable future. Recent years have witnessed a shift in the energy mix of the country and clean power has never been more important. Alstom is pleased to offer its leading and advanced solutions to strengthen the Rajasthan transmission network and ensure efficient, reliable and safe evacuation of clean power. We have delivered successful projects for RRVPNL in the past and we aim to continue to do so in future.  

These projects are part of the state governments initiative to upgrade and scale the states transmission infrastructure for the transmission of clean energy to the national grid. Rajasthan is amongst the few states chosen by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) as models for the proposed mega solar parks, whose installed solar power capacity will be scaled to 100,000 MW by 2022. 

765 kV switchyard commissioned by Alstom

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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 21.5 billion in orders in 2013/14. 

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). 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.