AREVA’s Transmission and Distribution (T&D) division has won an order for 2x220-kV Conversion Substations from Hindalco Industries Limited, India’s major Aluminum Producer. This order involves design, supply, installation and commissioning of 5 x 100-kA, 1650-V DC rectifier substations, at each location of Bargwan (Singrauli-Madhya Pradesh) and Lapanga (Sambalpur-Orissa). Both substations will be delivered to Hindalco by 2011.
AC-DC conversion substations are used for electrolysis plants producing non-ferrous metals (aluminum, zinc, copper, etc.).
AREVA T&D has been the pioneer in providing conversion substation solutions in the country for the Aluminum industry since early 1980s. With this new conversion substation order from Hindalco, AREVA T&D has consolidated its leading position in the Indian electrolysis segment and is positioned to support future industry growth in the country.