New Delhi: Alstom T&D India Ltd has bagged a €20.1 million contract from state-run Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd for supplying equipment at various centres in north India.

“Alstom T&D India has secured a €20.1 million (Rs161 crore) contract from Power Grid for upgrading transmission substations at 14 sites across five Indian states, and reactors at Bhiwani (Haryana)," the company said in a statement.

The expansion will reduce transmission line overloading and improve grid stability in north India, the statement said.

“This prestigious and challenging project reaffirms our leadership position in the turnkey substation market. Substations to be upgraded include one at Bhiwani and also substations at Hissar, Allahabad, Kanpur, Singrauli, Kota, Koteshwar, Rajpura, Panchkula, Patiala, Dhuri, Makhu, Muktsar and Nakodar in the northern region of the country," Rathin Basu, managing director of Alstom T&D India, said.

The turnkey project covers the design, manufacturing, supply, erection, testing and commissioning of air-insulated equipment, etc along with civil works.

The equipment for the project will be manufactured at Alstom T&D India’s manufacturing facilities across India, the statement said.

The Bhiwani switchyard is centrally connected and feeds power to Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.

This strengthens the Haryana state transmission system and ensures a secure, reliable supply of power across North India, the statement said. PTI