Areva bags contract for substation development in India

21 September 2011 (Last Updated September 21st, 2011 18:30)

Areva T&D India has secured a contract worth Rs2.2bn ($45m) to construct two 765kV extra-high-voltage substations in the Indian states of Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra.

Areva T&D India has secured a contract worth Rs2.2bn ($45m) to construct two 765kV extra-high-voltage substations in the Indian states of Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra.

The contract has been awarded by Bhopal Dhule Transmission for the two substations to be built at Bhopal and in Dhule.
Complete equipment required for the construction of these substations will be procured from the company's manufacturing facilities in India.

Areva T&D India is now a subsidiary of Alstom Grid, while Bhopal Dhule Transmission is a subsidiary of Sterlite Technologies.

Sterlite Technologies wholetime director Pravin Agarwal said Areva T&D India has been awarded this project for its expertise and technology edge in delivering products and solutions for 765kV EHV.