Under the €17m contract, Alstom will deliver six units of 400/220kV, 500 MVA transformers and two units of 420kV, 125 MVAr shunt reactors.

Alstom T&D India’s manufacturing facilities across the country will supply the equipment to substations at Warangal, Hyderabad, Gooty, Khammam, Cuddapah and Vijayawada in southern India, a part of the contract.

The project is part of Power Grid’s System Strengthening Scheme aimed to enhance power handling capacity of substations, and stabilize the transmission infrastructure in southern India.

Alstom T&D India managing director Rathin Basu said: "Winning a second project under the System Strengthening Scheme is a major achievement for Alstom, confirming our industrial expertise and leadership. We are delighted to continue contributing to the development of India’s national grid infrastructure."

The contract marks Alstom’s second order to strengthen the country’s transmission infrastructure under the System Strengthening Scheme while the contract was first awarded in July 2014 to expand 400/200 kV grid substations across eastern India.