Powergrid Corporation of India (Power Grid) has awarded €33m contracts to Alstom to supply transformers and shunt reactors for 765 / 400kV substation at Agra in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India.


Under the contracts, the company will also supply spare units of 765kV transformers and reactors.

The deal is part of the state-owned utility’s eastern and southern region strengthening schemes.

Alstom plans to manufacture equipments covered under the contract at its factory in Vadodara, Gujarat.

The substations at Agra will facilitate power supply from the coal-based thermal power plant in Mahroni Tehsil in Lalitpur district to the north region of the country.

The first of the three units at the Lalitpur power plant was commissioned in June, as part of a deal signed by Lalitpur Power Generation (LPGCL) in 2010 to build 1,980MW thermal power plant in the region, Press Trust of India reported earlier.

Alstom T&D India managing director Rathin Basu said: "Alstom Grid is one of the major technology providers in the area of 765kV AC, 800KV HVDC and automations to Power Grid and thus a strong contributor in its ambitious plan for building a solid national grid.

"Through our world class transformer/reactor facility at Vadodara we continue to offer our customers with reliable and advanced offerings which ave a vital role in developing the transmission network of the country."

Image: Alstom’s transformer and reactor manufacturing facility in Vadodara, Gujarat. Photo: courtesy of Alstom.