KEC International bags 2 new orders worth Rs 217 crore

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Mumbai, Sep 8 (UNI) KEC International Limited (KEC), a global leader in the power transmission EPC business, has bagged two orders worth Rs 217 crore.

The orders were -- a Rs 120 crore turnkey order from NTPC Electric Supply Company Limited (NESCL) for a rural electrificiation work in Keonjhar district of Orissa covering 2,195 villages and a Rs 97 crore order from Power Grid Corporation of India Limited for a 765 kV Single Circuit Balia- Lucknow Transmission Line and is associated with DVC&Maithon Right bank under PGCIL's common scheme for 756 kV pooling stations and network for its northern and Western region, according to a KEC release here.

The order from NTPC would benefit 1.85 lakh families below the poverty line. The project is scheduled to be completed by March 2010.

This is the 1ast order received in the state of Orissa by KEC from NESCL.

The Powergrid line is to be constructed in the state of 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.

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