AREVA consolidates its leadership in 765 kV extra high voltage in India

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Paris, June 8 (ANI/Business Wire India): AREVA's Transmission and Distribution (T and D) division has recently won four orders worth approximately 3500 MINR to supply Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. (PGCIL), India's main transmission utility, with four extra high voltage (765 kV) substations.

AREVA will deliver these projects in Lucknow and Ballia (in Uttar Pradesh) and Bina and Satna (in Madhya Pradesh), in partnership with Larsen and Toubro Ltd. AREVA will manufacture a portion of the 765 kV equipment for these substations at its three recently inaugurated manufacturing sites in India dedicated to Extra High Voltage Transmission Products.

The group had already deployed India's first substation of this kind for the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) at Sipat, in operation since 2007. Thanks to these recent major orders, AREVA T and D India has now won six of twelve 765 kV substation projects so far awarded in India.

"These substation projects further demonstrate AREVA's proven expertise and leading position in the 765 kV domain in India," said Michel Augonnet, Executive Vice President for AREVA's Transmission and Distribution Systems business unit.

"We will continue to be actively involved in Power Grid's plans to enhance its transmission capacities by developing its extra and ultra high voltage transmission networks", he added. (ANI)

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