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West Bengal, India, 2014/07/21 - Alstom T&D India has secured an order from Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL), approximately €25 million (INR 2000 million), to supply transformers for the upgrade and expansion of 400/220 kV grid substations across eastern India - Alstom.com. FR0010220475; ALO
The project is part of the Eastern Region Strengthening Scheme of Power Grid, which aims to improve the transmission infrastructure in the states of West Bengal, Odisha and Bihar in eastern India. The new equipment will strengthen power handling capacity of various substations across these states, stabilising the transmission network.
Under this contract, Alstom will upgrade existing 400/220 kV substations by installing new equipment such as circuit breakers, instrument transformers, protection and control panels. Alstom will supply seven units of 400/220kV, 500MVA transformers and three units of 220/132/33kV, 160 MVA transformers. It will also upgrade two units of 400/220kV 315MVA transformers at the Jamshedpur and NTPC’s Farakka substations. Major equipment will be supplied from Alstom T&D India’s manufacturing facilities across the country.
Rathin Basu, Managing Director of Alstom T&D India said,“Alstom is pleased to contribute to the improvement of the power transmission capabilities, both for intra and inter-state grids. Our advanced and localised technologies will reinforce the eastern grid, making it more secure and reliable.”
Alstom (alstom.com) 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). 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.
Aline Besselièvre (Alstom Grid) T: +33 1 49 01 67 60 - E: aline.besselievre[.]alstom.com.
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 The seven units of 400/220kV, 500MVA transformers will replace existing transformers at Patna, Purnea and Baripada substations and the three units of 220/132/33kV, 160 MVA transformers will replace transformers at Siliguri, Purnea and Birpara substations along with other associated equipment