Laurent Demortier
Laurent Demortier

Avantha Group company, CG, has bagged an order from Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd for the supply of 80 MVAR 765kV shunt reactors valued at Rs.115 crore, a company release said. The scope of this contract to be executed in 20 months includes design, engineering, manufacture, shop testing, supply, erection testing and commissioning at site, and other associated civil works.

These reactors will be installed at PGCIL’s Vemagiri and Srikakulam substations in the state of Andhra Pradesh and will add to the existing population of over 100 CG made reactors already in commission in PGCIL’s UHV network.

These shunt reactors when commissioned will not only enhance the transmission efficiency of the national grid, but will also improve the quality of power that reaches the consumer. As India migrates to 765kV as the national transmission backbone, CG will play a vital role in building that grid with its indigenously created UHV portfolio. CG has attained self-sufficiency in the segment having created a complete UHV platform comprising transformers, reactors, current transformers, capacitive voltage transformers, circuit breakers and surge arresters.

Commenting on the win, Avantha Group Company CG’s CEO & Managing Director, Laurent Demortier, said: “As rapid urbanisation and industrialisation adds millions of new consumers in the country, a robust UHV infrastructure will be the backbone of the power sector and CG is well positioned to serve the utilities for their future growth plan with its complete UHV range.”

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