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Pune, Maharashtra, India, 2007/09/27 - Product is capable of 56% higher power evacuation compared with traditional conductors; Company has executed contracts valued at INR 280 Million for Sweden.
Sterlite Optical Technologies Ltd., India’s leading global provider of Power Transmission Conductors, Optical Fibers and Telecommunication Cables announced the launch of its range of Al-59 Alloy Power Transmission Conductors compliant with the Swedish Standard SS241814; suited for high power transfer. The Company has recently executed supplies valued at INR 280 Million (US$ 7 Million) of these specialized conductors to Sweden.
Traditional Aluminum Conductors Steel Reinforced (ACSR) conductors are limited by a maximum current carrying capacity of 838 Amperes. The material of construction of Al-59 Alloy Conductors overcomes this limitation enabling Al-59 Alloy Conductors to transfer upto 1307 Amperes of current and evacuate upto 1405 MW of power (56% higher than ACSR Conductors). Additionally, Al-59 Alloy Conductors have 9% better ‘Strength to Weight ratio’ & 8% lower sag compared with ASCR conductors which enables effective optimization of tower designs and future-proofing of the grid.
Says Mr Pravin Agarwal – Director, Sterlite Optical Technologies Ltd, “In view of the National Power Grid being created in India, we believe Al-59 Alloy Conductors would have a special significance while designing transmission line networks, as the properties of these conductors enable superior power evacuation while optimizing the cost of the entire grid. We are glad to introduce a superior technology to the Indian Industry that has been widely proven in Europe.”
Sterlite is a significant contributor to the global power sector with a complete range of power transmission conductors at Extra High Voltages (400kV - 800kV), High Voltages (66kV – 220kV) and power distribution conductors (11kV- 33kV). Sterlite currently has about 3% global market share for Power Transmission Conductors and these products have been sold in 38 countries across Africa, Middle East, Asia & Europe. Sterlite currently supplies about 27% of India’s total demand for power transmission & distribution conductors.
About Sterlite Optical Technologies Ltd
Sterlite Optical Technologies Limited is India’s leading global provider of Power Transmission Conductors, Optical Fibers and Telecommunication Cables. It is India's only fully integrated Optical Fiber producer and one of the largest suppliers of Optical Fibers to overseas markets in China, Europe and South East Asia.
Deloitte has nominated Sterlite Optical Technologies as the 6th Fastest Growing Technology Company in India in 2006. The Company is among the winners of the 'Deloitte Technology Fast 50 India & Fast 500 Asia Pacific Awards’ for 2005 & 2006.
Sterlite Optical Technologies is the only company to be awarded the 'Top Telecom Cables Company' in India, consistently since 2004, as per the annual V&D 100 Survey and is a winner of the ‘Amity Award for Corporate Excellence’ and ‘ELCINA Award for R&D’ in 2006.
Sterlite Optical Technologies is listed on the National Stock Exchange and Stock Exchanges at Mumbai and Kolkatta.
The Company has a world class Optical Fiber manufacturing plant located at Aurangabad, India and Telecom Cable & Power Transmission Conductor plants at Haridwar, Silvassa & Pune, India.