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Alstom T&D India to supply 765 kV switchyard for NTPC’s Darlipalli Super Thermal Power Project in Odisha

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Alstom T&D India has secured an order worth around €23 million (INR 1800 million) from NTPC Limited to supply a 765 kV switchyard at the 2x800 MW Darlipalli Super Thermal Power Project (STPP) in Sundergarh, Odisha. The 765 kV switchyard will facilitate evacuate the 1600 MW of power produced by STPP to the state grid of Odisha.

Alstom T&D India will design, engineer, manufacture, install and commission eleven 765 kV bays and fourteen 132 kV bays. All equipment will be manufactured and supplied from Alstom T&D India’s manufacturing facilities located in Padappai, Hosur and Pallavaram.

Rathin Basu, Managing Director, Alstom T&D India said, “After establishing India’s first 765 kV substation at Sipat, we are pleased to earn the confidence of NTPC to execute the switchyard for the Darlipalli project. Alstom T&D India, with its repertoire of high-end, localised extra high voltage products and solutions, is playing a significant role in the evolution of the country’s transmission landscape.”  

Alstom has a full range of locally manufactured products up to 765 kV and beyond. Over 50 per cent of India's 765 kV extra high voltage substations are built with Alstom's technology and solutions. 

Sipat - India's first 765kV Substation

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 €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.