Alstom T&D India has been awarded three contracts approximately worth Rs 168.70 crore (21 million euros) from West Bengal State Electricity Transmission Company (WBSETCL), for projects across the state of West Bengal in India. The state government of West Bengal has planned major investments in the T&D sector. The aim is to build the transmission backbone of the state, through which power will be channelled from the eastern part of the country.
The first two contracts include design, engineering, manufacture, supply, erection, testing and commissioning of 220/132 kV gas-insulated substation (GIS) package for the Vidyasagar Industrial Park at Kharagpur and 220 kV GIS package for Dharampur. The orders are worth approximately Rs 66.56 crore (8.3 million euros) approximately and Rs 33.87 crore (4.3 million euros) approximately respectively.
The Vidyasagar Park Substation is constructed to feed the different industrial units coming up in the adjacent park of the Midnapore District. The Dharampur substation, on the other hand, will connect existing substations at Jeerut and Aramabagh for the development of an Extra High Voltage network in the North 24 Parganas district. Both substations will help strengthen the state's transmission network at 220 kV level.
As part of the third contract, worth Rs 68.30 crore (8.5 million euros) approximately, Alstom will supply a 400 kV substation and a 220 kV transformer bay at Gokarna, and a 220 kV substation and feeder bays at Krishnanagar. The 400 kV AIS substation is constructed to evacuate power from the 2 x 500 MW Sagardighi Power plant (Phase II). It will be directly connected to the 400 kV substation of Power Grid. All products for these three contracts will be delivered from Alstom T&D's world class factories across India.
Alstom T&D India is part of Alstom Grid, a global player in electrical grids. The company’s India operations account for over 13% of overall revenues garnered by Alstom Grid’s global operations. Apart from India business, other major contributors are the operations in France, the US, Germany and China.