KEC gets Rs 217 crore orders from NESCL, PGCIL

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New Delhi, Sep 8 (UNI) KEC International Ltd (KEC), a flagship firm of Rs 11,500 crore RPG Group in the transmission sector, today said it has bagged two projects worth Rs 217 crore from NTPC Electric Supply Company Ltd (NESCL) and Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (PGCIL).

The first order, which is a Turnkey Rural Electrification project in Keonjhar district of Orissa, covers electrification of 2,195 villages, providing electricity connections to about 1.85 lacks below poverty line families and also construction of eight 3311 KV new/augmentation substations.

The project, scheduled to be completed by March 2010, is the first order received in Orissa by KEC from NESCL.

The second order is a Turnkey 765 KV Single Circuit Balia-Lucknow Transmission Line and is associated with DVC and Maithon Right bank under PGCIL's common scheme for 756 KV pooling stations and network for its northern and western region.

The line is to be constructed in Uttar Pradesh and the job involves supply of towers, line materials, erection and commissioning.

The total length of line is 158 km and the project is scheduled to be completed by June 2010.

With these two orders, the company's well diversified order book now stands at Rs 4,750 crore.

With global operations spanning over 20 countires, the company is present in India, the UAE, Libya, Ghana, Algeria, Afghanistan, Nigeria, Kazakhstan, Mali, Oman, South Africa, Kenya and Ethiopia among several orther coutnires.

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