Alstom to lead Smart Grid pilot in India
Alstom T&D India has been selected to lead the smart grid pilot project by Himachal Pradesh State Electricity Board Ltd. This pilot project will be located at the Kala Amb Industrial Area of Himachal Pradesh, serving over 1,500 consumers. This will be the second out of fourteen projects under the Indian Ministry of Power’s flagship “Smart Grid Pilot” programme. The Kala Amb smart grid pilot project will act as a proof of concept to further strengthen the Information Technology system in place, to make the distribution grid cost-effective, responsive and better engineered for reliability and self-healing operations.
Alstom will design, develop and implement an integrated set of smart grid applications targeting power quality issues, managing peak demand, power outages and limiting violations at distribution network nodes. Alstom’s solution will be based on its e-terradistribution 3.0 that is a fully integrated distribution management system. The e-terradistribution 3.0 is the industry’s first completely integrated and most advanced suite of SCADA, Distribution Management System, and Outage Management System applications. Alstom will lead this project along with Genus Power Infrastructure Ltd and a few other OEM equipment suppliers, a release from Alstom T&D India said.
Avantha Group Company CG, along with other consortium partners Cofely Fabricom and lemants, has been awarded the contract for the turnkey supply and installation of HV offshore substation for the 400-mw Veja Mate Offshore Project GmbH. The scope of work for CG includes the electrical engineering, grid compliance studies, HV/MV equipment supply, installation and commissioning. The equipment will be installed at the 400-mw offshore substation for the Veja Mate wind farm located over 100 km off the German coast in the North Sea. The project will be brought online before the end of 2017. The 400-mw Veja Mate wind farm comprises of 67 wind turbines (of 6-mw rating) and will be connected to the German high voltage grid via the BorWin2 converter platform. Veja Mate will produce enough electricity for over 280,000 households and reduce CO2 emissions by over 570,000 tonnes per year.
Shapoorji Pallonji Group company Sterling & Wilson, a solar EPC company with over 350 mw of solar projects spread across 13 states, has been awarded with the contract of setting up a 50 MW Solar Power Plant by NTPC a Maharatna company near Kadiri, Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh. Sterling and Wilson’s scope of work includes design, engineering, supply, installation & commissioning of grid connected 50 MWp Solar PV project on a turnkey basis. Additionally, Sterling & Wilson will also be responsible for carrying out the operation and maintenance of the solar power plant for a period of five years.
Suzlon Group has won new order for a 90-mw turnkey project from its existing customer, ReNew Power, an independent power producer with clean energy assets of more than 1,000 mw of commissioned and under-construction projects. Suzlon will install its S97 120m Hybrid Tower wind turbine generator with rated capacity of 2.1 mw in Ratlam district, Madhya Pradesh. Suzlon will install 29 WTGs at the Kode site and 14 WTGs at Limbwas site in Ratlam district. The project is scheduled for commissioning by March 2016.
Alstom T&D India has signed three orders worth approximately Rs.220 crore to build two 220kV and four 132kV air insulated substations (AIS) for Bihar State Power Transmission Company Ltd. Built across various locations in Bihar, these substations aim to enhance the capacity of power evacuation systems and improve the power situation. The substations will strengthen the transmission network at 220kV level with a potential to be further upgraded to 400kV in future. Alstom T&D India will construct the 220/132/33 kV turnkey substations as well as the two units of associated 132kV bay extensions in Supaul. Alstom will provide control and relay panel based on the SCADA system, for 16 units of 220kV bays, 39 units of 132 kV bays plus 52 units of 33kV bays and other auxiliary equipment.
Kirloskar Brothers Ltd has bagged one more order from Calik Enerji, a Turkish energy company, for supply of pumps for its 230-mw CCPP project in Georgia. KBL had received first order from Calik Enerji in 2010-11 for supply of 24 units of various horizontal split case and vertical turbine pumps for the 480-mw Navoi CCPP project in Uzbekistan.
Alstom T&D India has been awarded a contract worth around Rs.227 crore by Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd to supply two gas-insulated substations (GIS)—to be located at at Betul in Madhya Pradesh and Navsari in Gujarat. Both substations will be completely manufactured in India. The first 400/220 kV GIS substation constructed at Betul will transmit power generated from the Mouda Super Thermal Power Plant – II. The second installation at Navsari, will carry power generated at the Kakrapar Atomic Power Station. Both substations will feed power to the national grid.
Avantha Group Company CG has won a contract to supply ZIV Data Concentrator Units (DTC – Distribution Transformer Controllers*) to Energias de Portugal (EDP), one of the major European operators in the energy sector. ZIV’s 4CTT model is nowadays the reference DCU in the market after becoming the first model certified by the PRIME alliance last year and having proven a robust performance onsite, a release from CG said. In addition to several management functions, data concentrator units retrieve and store data from the meters and periodically send it to the management system.
Alstom and NASL (NTPC Alstom Services Pvt Ltd) have been awarded a contract worth approximately 26.65 million (Rs.206.7 crore) by Gujarat State Electricity Corporation Ltd (GSECL) to renovate and modernise two steam turbines at the Ukai and Wanakbori thermal power stations, both in Gujarat. Alstom will perform full shaft line retrofits of the 200-mw BHEL-supplied LMZ design steam turbines at Unit 4 of the 1,350 mw Ukai power station and Unit 3 of the 1,470 mw Wanakbori power station. The retrofits will increase turbine efficiency by around 14 per cent from existing operating conditions thereby reducing coal consumption and CO2 emissions. The scope of each project includes engineering, supply, erection, commissioning and testing. Equipment will be manufactured at Alstom’s facilities in India and Poland. The projects are scheduled to be commissioned in 2017.
Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd has won a Rs.369-crore contract for supply and installation of the power cycle piping (PCP) package for Barh Super Thermal Power Project, Stage-I (3x660-mw) of NTPC. The power project is located at Barh in Patna district of Bihar. BHEL's scope in the order includes design, engineering, manufacture, supply, erection and commissioning of the complete PCP package. The design, manufacture and supply of power cycle piping equipment will be taken care of by the Piping Centre and Trichy-Valves Division of BHEL, the PSU engineering firm said in a statement.