Alstom T&D India has secured three contracts, approximately €30 million (INR 2400 million), from Tamil Nadu Transmission Corporation Limited (TANTRANSCO) to supply three air-insulated substations, to be delivered to the state of Tamil Nadu to establish a reliable grid.
Energy consumption in Tamil Nadu has grown at 6 per cent per year between 2004 and 2011, and is estimated to grow another 7 per cent during the Twelfth Five Year Plan 2012-2017. To meet demand, the state will increase power generation capacity. Alstom’s air-insulated substations will transmit this new generation capacity along the grid, efficiently and reliably.
The three turnkey projects will establish a 400/230/100 kV air-insulated substation at Rasipalayam, connecting Tamil Nadu’s transmission network to India’s national grid. It will also establish two 230/110 kV air-insulated substations in Vyasarpadi and in Omega Industrial estate, both near Chennai, the capital city of Tamil Nadu. The substations will stabilise power supply in and around Chennai, to cope with increasing industrialisation. Alstom will supply 62 air-insulated bays, 2 power transformers, 8 auto-transformers and other equipment for these contracts. Equipment will be supplied from Alstom T&D India’s manufacturing facilities spread across the country.
Rathin Basu, Managing Director of Alstom T&D India said,“Alstom is proud to play a key role in the transmission network of the state of Tamil Nadu. With its advanced transmission technologies and strongly localised manufacturing footprint, Alstom T&D India is ready to support the state government’s plans to strengthen the transmission network backbone, and to distribute quality power efficiently to the consumers.”
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.
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 Twelfth Five Year Plan 2012-2017 (Government of India): a roadmap to ensure economic growth in India