Alstom T & D India Ltd. announced the bagging a contract worth around Rs.150 crore from Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd., or PGCIL, the country's central transmission utility, for the supply, erection and commissioning of a 765kV extra high voltage or EHV substation at Aurangabad in Maharashtra state of western India.
The substation will facilitate the safe and efficient transmission of electricity and will boost power transmission capacity to power deficit areas of the state.
Aurangabad has a population of more than one million people and is one of the largest industrial districts of the Maharashtra state, providing energy to ten other districts.
The company said the equipment for the 765kV substation would be delivered from Alstom's manufacturing facilities located at Padappai and Pallavaram in Chennai and Hosur in Tamil Nadu and Noida.
Alstom T&E India has been selected to supply EHV equipment to 28 out of 47 projects for 765kV substations in India.
Alstom T&D India Managing Director Rathin Basu commented, "Alstom T&D India has been a pioneer in delivering EHV 765kV technology in the country since the commissioning of India's first 765kV substation in 2007. Since then, we have maintained our leadership in the EHV market in India and secured significant orders in the last year, reinforcing our customers' trust and demonstrating our expertise in advanced transmission technology products offered through our highly advanced manufacturing facilities in India."
At the BSE, Alstom T&D India shares are currently trading at Rs.188, down 0.03 percent from the previous close.
by RTT Staff Writer
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