Mumbai, Jun 25: EMCO Limited, one of the Leading Indian manufacturing companies and End to End solution Provider in Power Transmission and Distribution Sector, has bagged a prestigious project on turnkey basis from MSETCL (Maharashtra State Electricity Transmission Company Limited) for establishment of 220 kV Gas Insulated Substation (GIS) at Bhandup here.
This is the second project that EMCO has received in last six months from MSETCL, earlier project being worth Rs 3,250 million for commissioning of three 400 kV Conventional Substation. GIS are essential in the transmission of electrical power to growing urban centers, where conventional air insulated substations can no longer meet the requirements of available space, pollution, safety, maintenance and other similar expectations.
The GIS substations are of great importance, especially where space is a constraint as its greatest advantage is that it uses only one fifth the space that is used by traditional substations. Its other advantages include noiseless operations, effective protection against atmospheric pollution, non-flammability, lower maintenance and minimum radio interference. Conventional high-voltage substations using atmospheric air as main dielectric do not have the above advantages, which can only be attributed to totally enclosed substations using sulphur hexafluoride (SF6).