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Alstom T&D India to help strengthen grid infrastructure of Tamil Nadu


 Alstom T&D India has secured three contracts, approximately €30 million (INR 2400 million), from Tamil Nadu Transmission Corporation Limited (TANTRANSCO) to supply three air-insulated substations, to be delivered to the state of Tamil Nadu to establish a reliable grid.

Energy consumption in Tamil Nadu has grown at 6 per cent per year between 2004 and 2011, and is estimated to grow another 7 per cent during the Twelfth Five Year Plan 2012-2017.
[1] To meet demand, the state will increase power generation capacity. Alstom’s air-insulated substations will transmit this new generation capacity along the grid, efficiently and reliably.

The three turnkey projects will establish a 400/230/100 kV air-insulated substation at Rasipalayam, connecting Tamil Nadu’s transmission network to India’s national grid. It will also establish two 230/110 kV air-insulated substations in Vyasarpadi and in Omega Industrial estate, both near Chennai, the capital city of Tamil Nadu. The substations will stabilise power supply in and around Chennai, to cope with increasing industrialisation. Alstom will supply 62 air-insulated bays, 2 power transformers, 8 auto-transformers and other equipment for these contracts. Equipment will be supplied from Alstom T&D India’s manufacturing facilities spread across the country.

Rathin Basu, Managing Director of Alstom T&D India said, “Alstom is proud to play a key role in the transmission network of the state of Tamil Nadu. With its advanced transmission technologies and strongly localised manufacturing footprint, Alstom T&D India is ready to support the state government’s plans to strengthen the transmission network backbone, and to distribute quality power efficiently to the consumers.”