Power generation and transmission firm Alstom T&D said it has bagged two contracts worth Rs 176 crore from Power Grid Corporation. The first contract worth Rs 105 crore is for the supply, erection, testing and commissioning of 80 MVAR and 110 MVAR reactors for 765 kV substations located at Gaya , Ranchi , Dharamjaygarh and Varanasi, the company said in a statement.
The scope of the second order, worth Rs 71 crore comprises supply, erection, testing and commissioning of 80 MVAR 765 kV reactors including complete civil work, for the GIS substation at Padghe and the 765 kV substation at Aurangabad in Maharashtra.
“We are delighted to partner with Power Grid for these 765 kV substations to enhance the power ransmission network in the states. Since the commissioning of India’s first 765 kV substation in 2007, Alstom T&D India continues to maintain its leadership in the extra high voltage segment and looks forward to enhance energy supply in cost-efficient manner,” company’s Managing Director Rathin Basu said.
Alstom Grid has a vast knowledge and experience in the field of shunt reactors with air-gap cores and magnetic shield, to ensure low vibration and minimal noise levels, he said. “Our state-of-the-art design regulations for shunt reactors allows for optimised design for safe and reliable operation. The reactors will be delivered from our Vadodara unit,” Basu said. He further said the reactors, once installed in the grid, will strengthen power transmission network in eastern, northern and western regions of the country and mitigate the gap between demand and supply of power, accelerating infrastructural development.