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Alstom sets a new record with the production of the 200th 765kV transformer and reactor

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Alstom sets a new record in India with the 200th unit of the 765kV transformer and reactor manufactured from its world class transformer facility at Vadodara in Gujarat. Since its inception in March 2009, this green field facility has gradually ramped up its production capabilities. Today the company has provided the highest number of 765 kV transformers and reactors for the Indian electrical grid.

Rathin Basu, Managing Director, Alstom T&D India said, As frontrunners in the field of EHV 765 kV products, this is an outstanding achievement for Alstom and a great contribution towards the Make in India spirit of the country. The company remains committed to the growth and advancement of Indias transmission system through its innovative, best-in-class technology and solutions. We are thankful to our customers for putting their faith in Alstoms technology. 

Apart from Power Grid, Alstom has been supplying its world class transformers to state utilities like Uttar Pradesh Power Transmission Company Limited, Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Prasaran Nigam Limited, Maharashtra State Electricity Transmission Company Limited. Other customers include IPPs[1] such as Larsen & Toubro, Essar and Lanco.

Transformers are integral components of an electrical grid, and essential for the efficient and safe conversion of electricity between diverse voltage systems. With strong references up to 800 kV and 2750 MVA in major power networks worldwide, Alstom Grid is one of the world leaders in the manufacturing of electrical power transformers and reactors. 

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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 88,000 people in around 100 countries. 

 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 around 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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[1] IPPs - Independent Power Producers