GIS substation installed by Alstom.
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Alstom T&D India has secured orders of around €32 million (Rs. 246 crore) from Maharashtra State Electricity Transmission Company Ltd to build 400/220kV grid substations at Kudus, Alkud and Kondhwa in Maharashtra. The substations will strengthen the 220kV transmission network as part of Maharashtra’s 12th Five-Year Plan to strengthen the transmission system and enhance the capacity of power evacuation systems.

The company will construct on a turnkey basis, 400/220kV air-insulated substations at Kudus and Alkud including power transformers, substation automation system and other auxiliary equipment. For Kondhwa, Alstom will build, also on a turnkey basis, a 220/22kV gas-insulated substation with other 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, “Maharashtra is one of the largest transmission networks in India and has a generation capacity of 15,500 MW. Alstom T&D India, with its advanced high voltage products and solutions, plays a significant role in building and strengthening the state’s transmission network. These contracts reinforce our longstanding association with MSETCL and we aim to support their aim to provide electricity in a secure, reliable and efficient manner.”

The company has been associated with MSETCL on a number of projects including the first of its kind EPC contract by any state utility in India to build twenty-six 220/132kV substations across the state. Alstom is also building the first 765kV air-insulated substation at Aurangabad, first 400kV gas-insulated substation at Hinjewadi, and executing a pilot project for MSETCL in Mumbai in remote operation and situational awareness.

Alstom 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.

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