Power Engineering Alstom T&D India to Provide Transmission Equipment to BARC

Editor: Dominik Stephan

Alstom T&D India has secured a € 8.5 million (INR 569 million) order from Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) to provide a 220/11 kV, 25/31.5 MVA substation for its Challakere unit in Chitradurga, Karnataka.

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Challakere/India - This equipment will serve as the main receiving substation to cater to power supply requirement of the Chitradurga unit, ensuring the overall reliability of the Challakere unit. This facility will be the third largest in India after Mumbai and Vishakhapatnam facilities.

Under this contract, Alstom T&D India will build a 220/11 kV, 25/31.5 MVA master receiving substation on a turnkey basis. It will also provide six units of 220 kV bays, two units of 25/31.5 MVA, 220/11 kV power transformers and other associated equipment. All equipment will be supplied from Alstom T&D India’s manufacturing facilities across the country.

Managing Director, Alstom T&D India, Rathin Basu said, “We are pleased to be associated with this prestigious atomic energy installation project of BARC. We will provide our world class products and solutions for the Challakere unit and thus, will be positioned to capture the growth in India’s nuclear power programme in the future.”

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