AREVA’s Transmission and Distribution (T&D) division has been awarded a €60 million contract in India by state utility Uttar Pradesh Power Transmission Corporation Limited. AREVA will build an Extra High Voltage substation at the Anpara “D” thermal power plant1 in the state of Uttar Pradesh (northern India). The new substation will improve power transfer capacity and reliability from eastern Uttar Pradesh, the regional power generation hub, to the western part of the state where it is consumed massively. The project is scheduled for completion by the end of 2011.
Michel Augonnet, Executive Vice President of AREVA T&D’s Systems business, said, “The Extra High Voltage segment is poised for rapid growth and our strong partnership with Indian state utilities puts AREVA T&D in a powerful position to capitalize on the emerging opportunities.”