All 765 kV equipment for these substations will be delivered from AREVA T&D India’s world-class factories located at Padappai, Pallavaram, Hosur and Noida. These factories are among the eight world class manufacturing units that were set-up in India to meet the future needs of the country as the transmission voltage levels goes to Ultra or Extra High Voltage levels.
On the occasion of contract signing, Mr. Pravin Agarwal, Wholetime Director, Sterlite Technologies Limited said, “Areva T&D India is awarded this project for its expertise and technology edge in delivering products and solutions for 765kV EHV. They have a strong track record of successes in this domain and we are confident of their delivery on this project.”
Mr. Rathin Basu, Managing Director, Areva T&D India Limited said, “We deeply value our relationship with Sterlite in the emerging BOOT (Build, Own, Operate and Transfer) business. Our commitment to support Sterlite in its nation building initiative is supported by our world class manufacturing facilities, which produce latest technologies in India up to 765 kV and above. Having been the first to successfully commission India’s first 765kV substation at Sipat, Chattisgarh, we have built strong expertise in delivering Extra and Ultra High Voltage transmission solutions and products in India.”
The high voltage activities described in this press release are under the operational control of Alstom Grid and carried out in India through Areva T&D India limited, a company publically listed on the stock exchanges of India.
On 7 June 2010, the global activities of Areva T&D were acquired by a consortium of Alstom and Schneider Electric. Following this acquisition, the High Voltage Transmission and the Power
Electronics activities are to be carried on under the control of Alstom and the Medium Voltage activities under control of Schneider Electric.
In India on 3 December 2010, following the conclusion of a mandatory tender offer, Alstom and Schneider Electric announced that they had assumed operational control of Areva T&D India. The respective businesses will now be segregated in terms of a scheme of arrangement through a court process.
However, Areva T&D India will continue to operate under the Areva T&D name until the appropriate judicial process, according to Indian regulations, have been completed.
Alstom is a global leader in the world of power generation, power transmission and rail infrastructure and sets the benchmark for innovative and environmentally friendly technologies. Alstom builds the fastest train and the highest capacity automated metro in the world. It provides turnkey integrated power plant solutions and associated services for a wide variety of energy sources, including hydro, nuclear, gas, coal and wind, and it offers a wide range of solutions for power transmission, with a focus on smart grids. The Group employs 92,000 people in 100 countries and had sales of €20.9 billion in 2010/11.
Alstom Grid has over 100 years of expertise in electrical grids. Whether for utilities or electro-intensive industries or facilitating the trading of energy, Alstom Grid brings power to its customers’ projects. Alstom Grid ranks among the top 3 in electrical transmission sector with an annual sales turnover of more than €4 billion. It has 20,000 employees and over 90 manufacturing and engineering sites worldwide. At the heart of the development of Smart Grid, Alstom Grid offers products, services and integrated energy management solutions across the full energy value chain—from power generation, through transmission and distribution grids and to the large end user.
Alstom Grid in India is the market leader in the Indian power transmission sector, with a strong product portfolio encompassing a full range of locally made transmission equipment up to 765 kV and above, including power transformers (Extra High Voltage 800 kV DC and Ultra high Voltage 1200 kV AC). With a 100 years presence in India, more than 3,500 employees and eight world class manufacturing units, Alstom Grid is future ready to continue its support of the rapidly evolving transmission sector in India.