The JV company is expected to undertake business of equipment and projects in extra high voltage alternating current (EHVAC) and ultra high voltage alternating current (UHVAC) range including 765kV transformers and reactors and gas insulated switchgear (GIS), in addition to other products and systems.

The new company will receive technologies for the equipment and systems from Toshiba and also from BHEL including technology for 765kV, UHVAC and GIS. The JV is contemplated to be a company for all high-tech products and projects including 765kV systems and above.

BHEL said that the JV will bridge the gap in the present offerings from BHEL for 765kV transmission systems and GIS, for which there is a growing requirement in India.