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Sterlite Grid places Rs.500 crore orders for 765kV line

EM NEWS BUREAU ,  Saturday, October 08, 2011, 11:09 Hrs  [IST]

Untitled - 12Sterlite Grid Ltd, a whollyowned subsidiary of Sterlite Technologies Ltd, has awarded power transmission-related contracts aggregating Rs500 crore through international competitive bidding. The suppliers selected include Hyundai Heavy Industries of South Korea, China-based Baoding Tianwei Baobian Electric Company Ltd and Areva T&D India (now Alstom Grid). The contracts envisage supply of equipment like 765kV transformers and shunt reactors and EPC contracting of two 1,500MVA (765/400kV) substations.

These substations would be set up at Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh) and at Dhule in Maharashtra. The substations are part of the transmission systems strengthening project awarded to Sterlite Grid Ltd on a 'Build, Own, Operate and Maintain' (BOOM) basis wherein the transmission lines would be commissioned within three years and the company would operate and maintain the same for a minimum tenure of 35 years thereafter.

The project involves establishment of four 765kV single circuit transmission lines, two 400kV double circuit transmission lines of length 1,000 km and two 765/400kV substations. The transmission system covers the states of Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Gujarat.

The Bhopal-Dhule line is amongst the three independent power transmission lines that Sterlite is implementing on BOOM basis. The total investment in these lines is an estimated Rs4,000 crore.
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