Alstom T&D India has been awarded a €7 million (INR 550 million) contract by Mangdechhu Hydroelectric Project Authority (MHPA) to supply power transformers (4 x 180 MW) for the 720 MW Mangdechhu Hydroelectric Project. Located by the river Mangdechhu in Trongsa district, Bhutan, the project is a major landmark in grid development for hydro power in Bhutan.
Alstom T&D India will supply thirteen units of 75 MVA, 400 kV generator transformers and an 80 MVAR, 400 kV shunt reactor. Alstom will design, engineer, manufacture, supply, transport, erect, test and commission the generator transformer, shunt reactor and associated equipment for the project. All equipment will be supplied from Alstom T&D India’s world class manufacturing facility in Naini.
According to the Central Electricity Authority of India, Bhutan has an enormous hydropower potential of approximately 25,000 MW. The Government of India and Royal Government of Bhutan have agreed to develop the hydropower sector in Bhutan, targeting 10,000 MW of hydroelectric generation by 2020. Alstom’s power transformers will evacuate the hydropower generated by the Mangdechhu Hydroelectric project.
“Alstom T&D India is pleased to contribute to an ambitious hydropower development plan, and help establish a robust electrical grid for Bhutan with its latest technological products,” said Rathin Basu, Managing Director of Alstom T&D India.
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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