New Delhi: Areva T&D, a part of Alstom Grid, on Monday said it has bagged a Rs200 crore contract from state-owned PowerGrid Corp for setting up a transmission network at Bareilly, in Uttar Pradesh.
Areva T&D India has secured contracts for the supply, erection and commissioning of a 765-kV extra high voltage sub-station, including transformers, at Bareilly, a company statement said.
The 765-kV transformers for this sub-station will be delivered from Areva T&D India’s factory at Vadodara, in Gujarat, which was set up in India to meet the future needs of the country as transmission voltage levels move to extra or ultra-high voltage levels (up to 1,200 kV).
All other products for the sub-station will be sourced from Areva T&D India’s manufacturing facilities at Padappai and Pallavaram in Chennai and Hosur (Tamil Nadu) and Noida.
“This is a critical sub-station in the northern grid of the country and it is a privilege for us to build this extra high voltage sub-station,” Areva T&D India managing director Rathin Basu said.
Areva has been awarded 16 out of 39 contracts for 765 kV sub-stations that it bid for in the country, it said.
In June 2010, the global activities of Areva T&D were acquired by a consortium of Alstom and Schneider Electric.
Following this acquisition, high voltage transmission and power electronics activities are being overseen by Alstom and medium voltage activities are under the control of Schneider Electric.