Alstom lands PGCIL order
Alstom T&D India has been awarded a contract worth approximately Rs.109 crore by Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd to supply ten 765kV 500 MVA single-phase auto transformers. These will be installed at two locations, the 765kV gas insulated substation (GIS) situated at Vemagiri, Andhra Pradesh and 765kV air insulated substation (AIS) at Vindhyachal, Uttar Pradesh. All equipment will be manufactured and supplied from Alstom T&D India’s manufacturing facility at Vadodara in Gujarat.
India’s southern grid has been facing significant power shortages over the last few years due to inadequate transmission capacity from the rest of the grid. The transformers located at Vindhyachal will help transmit power from the surplus energy in the northern region to southern region. In addition, the transformers installed at Vemagiri will strengthen the transmission system of the southern grid, a release from Alstom T&D India said.
Alstom T&D India’s Vadodara facility was inaugurated in March 2009. This facility has since ramped up production capabilities to supply more than 200 units of 765 kV transformers and shunt reactors to various clients like PGCIL, state utilities and IPPs.
KEC International secures orders worth Rs.1,002 crore
KEC International Ltd has secured new orders of Rs.1,002 crore in its power T&D, railways and cables business, the RPG Group company said in a statement.
In the power T&D business, KEC has won four orders worth Rs.372 crore for construction of transmission lines for an Indo-Bangladesh project. A turnkey order of Rs.86 crore has been placed by Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation Ltd for transmission lines and a substation. Orders worth Rs.115 crore were also received for underground cabling works in Saudi Arabia, apart from smaller orders aggregating Rs.40 crore in the Middle East and Americas.
In the railway business, the company landed a composite order of Rs.288 crore for electrification, civil works, track laying, signaling and telecommunication works in Madhya Pradesh from Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd. This order was the single largest order secured by KEC International in the railway business, observed Vimal Kejriwal, MD & CEO, KEC International Ltd, in a release.
The company also won orders worth Rs.101 crore for the supply of power and telecom cables, the statement said.
BEML has won an order worth Rs.645 crore from Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd for design, manufacture, supply, testing and commissioning of 74 broad-guage metro cars for their RS-13 (rolling stock) project. BEML, a government undertaking under the defence ministry, ventured into manufacture of metro cars in 2002.
Assetz Property Group (APG), a Singapore-headquartered property development company, announced that it has selected Imergy Power Systems, a player in advanced energy storage solutions, to set of off-grid energy systems. APG intends to develop off-grid, renewable energy-powered systems at its new and existing Indian industrial warehouses. APG currently plans to install its first off-grid renewable energy system at a new warehouse located in Karnataka. Over the next five years APG intends to invest and acquire industrial land across Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and parts of Maharashtra for their logistics warehousing business.
Power Grid Corporation of India has awarded a Rs.17.40-crore order on Navayuga Engineering Company Ltd for pile foundation package of Mahanadi River crossing locations corresponding for tower package TW03 under common transmission system associated with east coast and NCC power project in Srikakulam Area-Part A in Andhra Pradesh.
Kalpataru Power Transmission Ltd has secured new orders of around Rs.1035 crore that include three international transmission line projects, valued at Rs.600 crore, in Kenya, Qatar and Cambodia. One Rs.110-crore transmission line order from Power Grid Corporation Ltd and four railway projects with KPTL’s share being Rs.325 crore, are also part of the new orders.
Avantha Group Company CG has bagged two important orders, one for 8 bays of 138kV, 60Hz, AIS Switchyard in the Philippines for MINERGY Coal Corporation and the other for 30 MVA, 132kV mobile substations for Wellington Turbines, a Venezuelan enterprise. The scope of work for both projects includes design, manufacture, supply, construction and installation and commissioning of the substations. The project in Philippines will be executed by September 2015.
National Building Construction Corporation Ltd has placed an order of unknown value on Assam-based P.L. Bagri & Co for supply, installation, testing & commissioning of 24 units of 125 KVA DG sets for apparel and garment making units at various locations in the northeastern region. As per the contract, three DG sets each will be installed in Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Sikkim, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Tripura.