AREVA’s Transmission and Distribution (T&D) division in India has been awarded two contracts for Extra High Voltage turnkey projects at the Moga (Punjab) and Bhiwani (Haryana) plants by Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL). PGCIL is one of the largest transmission utilities in the world. Power Grid transmission network manages about 45% of the total power generated in India.
The two orders, with a combined value of 2800 MINR (approximately €40 million), are for the supply and installation of 765/400 kV Air-insulated Substations (AIS) for Northern Grid-II and Northern Grid-III, which will enable PGCIL to cater for the increasing energy load requirements in the region. AREVA T&D will also provide 765 kV circuit breakers and substation automation systems as part of the project.
Both plants are scheduled for commissioning by the end of Q1, 2012.
“We are proud to work together with Power Grid in its endeavors to develop Extra and Ultra High Voltage transmission networks in India. These two 765 kV orders for Moga and Bhiwani demonstrate AREVA T&D’s expertise and leadership in the Extra High Voltage segment,” said Philippe Guillemot, AREVA T&D Chairman and CEO.