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Chitradurga, Karnataka, India, 2015/04/14 - Alstom T&D India has secured a €8.5 million (INR 569 million) order from Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) to provide a 220/11 kV, 25/31.5 MVA substation for its Challakere unit in Chitradurga, Karnataka - Alstom.com. FR0010220475; ALO
This equipment will serve as the main receiving substation to cater to power supply requirement of the Chitradurga unit, ensuring the overall reliability of the Challakere unit. This facility will be the third largest in India after Mumbai and Vishakhapatnam facilities.
Under this contract, Alstom T&D India will build a 220/11 kV, 25/31.5 MVA master receiving substation on a turnkey basis. It will also provide six units of 220 kV bays, two units of 25/31.5 MVA, 220/11 kV power transformers and other associated equipment. All equipment will be supplied from Alstom T&D India’s manufacturing facilities across the country.
Rathin Basu, Managing Director, Alstom T&D India said,“We are pleased to be associated with this prestigious atomic energy installation project of BARC. We will provide our world class products and solutions for the Challakere unit and thus, will be positioned to capture the growth in India’s nuclear power programme in the future.”
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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 BARC is the multi-disciplinary nuclear research centre in India with extensive infrastructure for advanced research and development covering the entire spectrum of nuclear science, engineering and related areas