AREVA’s Transmission and Distribution (T&D) division has recently won four orders worth approximately €50 million to supply Power Grid Corp. of India Ltd. (PGCIL), India’s main transmission utility, with four extra high voltage (765 kV) substations.
AREVA will deliver these projects in Lucknow and Ballia (in Uttar Pradesh) and Bina and Satna (in Madhya Pradesh), in partnership with Larsen and Toubro Ltd. AREVA will manufacture a portion of the 765-kV equipment for these substations at its three recently inaugurated manufacturing sites in India dedicated to extra high voltage transmission products.
In 2007, the group had already supplied India’s first substation of this kind for the National Thermal Power Corp. (NTPC) at SIPAT, Chhattisgarh. Thanks to these recent orders, AREVA T&D India has now won six of twelve 765-kV substation projects so far awarded in India.
“These substation projects further demonstrate AREVA’s proven expertise and leading position in the 765-kV domain in India,” commented Michel Augonnet, Executive Vice President for AREVA’s Transmission and Distribution Systems business unit. “We will continue to be actively involved in Power Grid’s plans to enhance its transmission capacities by developing its extra and ultra high voltage transmission networks,” he added.