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Alstom to build 400kV substation in Maharashtra

Power firm announces $17.4m Indian substation contract

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Alstom is set to build a 400kV substation to meet increased power demands in Hinjewadi district. (GETTY IMAGES)
Alstom is set to build a 400kV substation to meet increased power demands in Hinjewadi district. (GETTY IMAGES)

Alstom T&D India has announced that it has been awarded a contract by Maharashtra State Electricity Transmission Co Ltd (MSETCL) valued at US $17.4 million to build a 400/220 kV gas-insulated substation in Maharashtra state in India. The firm will be responsible for the erection, testing and commissioning of the unit, together with associated civil work at the Hinjewadi district site.

The Hinjewadi area is becoming increasingly important as an IT centre, and consequently infrastructure investment is increasing to prepare for rising power demands. The substation, when completed, will have a transformation capacity of 7 x 167 MVA and will help meet energy needs, whilst the compact footprint will limit land scarcity issues in the region.

"Adding to our strong order backlog, this new contract reinforces our expertise in offering advanced and reliable GIS technology. We hold the record for the highest number of GIS bays installed in the country. Since 2009, we have supplied more than 110 GIS bays to various customers in India. This success also reinforces our partnership with MSETCL as Alstom T&D India is playing an important role in building the transmission network in the State of Maharashtra," said Alstom T&D India MD Rathin Basu.

Maharashtra was in the news last week, when ABB announced that it was working on two substations in the state for India’s NTPC Limited.

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