AREVA awarded 35 million euros contract for Bhilai Steel Plant

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Noida, Oct 22 (ANI/Business Wire India): AREVA T andD India's Transmission and Distribution Division (T andD) has been awarded a contract worth 35 million euros with Bhilai Steel Plant (BSP)1, a flagship unit of the "Steel Authority of India Ltd" (SAIL), the largest steel manufacturer in India.

This contract includes a 132kV Gas insulated substation and Air insulated substations. It will also include the complete revamping of the existing protection and control system and feeding the new sub stations through 132KV transmission cables.

AREVA will provide its state-of-the-art protection, control and monitoring system for the existing substations. This project is scheduled for delivery by October, 2010.

"The transmission and distribution market in India is booming. Thanks to the support of our sales network covering the entire country, we were able to match our customers' expectations. Through this project, we significantly increase our presence in the Steel Sector, allowing us to demonstrate our state-of-the-art technology", said Rathin Basu, Country President and Managing Director of AREVA T andD India.

1 BSP has been awarded seven-time winner of Prime Minister's Trophy for best Integrated Steel Plant in the country. It is India's major producer of rails and heavy steel plates and major producer of structural. The plant is the sole supplier of the country's longest rail tracks of 260 meters with an annual production capacity of 3.153 MT of saleable steel. It specializes in steel products also.

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