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Orders & Contracts : August 2015

EM news bureau ,  Thursday, August 20, 2015, 14:36 Hrs  [IST]

KEC International Ltd has reported the winning of orders worth Rs.510 crore by its transmission and distribution business. These include, among others, two orders worth Rs.126 crore from Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd for supply and construction of transmission lines in north India; and a Rs.303-crore mandate for construction of a high voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission line in Kenya. KEC’s cable business, meanwhile, also won orders worth Rs.112 crore for supply of power and telecom cables.

Godrej & Boyce has received orders worth Rs.417 crore for rural electrification work at Mayurbhanj in Odisha. Placed by Power Grid Corporation of India, the order is part of the national village electrification scheme, Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana. As of July 2015, the order book position of Godrej & Boyce, the power T&D segment, stood at Rs.1,600 crore.

Alstom T&D India has been awarded three new contracts worth approximately 33 million euros (Rs.231.7 crore) by Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd to supply transformers and shunt reactors for 765/400kV substation situated at Agra in Uttar Pradesh and spare units of 765kV transformers and reactors as part of eastern and southern region strengthening schemes. The products for all these contracts will be delivered from Alstom T&D’s world class factory at Vadodara in India. Once commissioned, these substations at Agra will help transmit power from the Lalitpur thermal power plant in Uttar Pradesh to meet the growing demand for electricity in the northern region of the country.

Siemens announced that it has won a crucial turnkey order worth approximately Rs.123 crore from Power Grid Company of Bangladesh. The scope of work for the project involves design, procurement, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of 230/132kV GIS substation at Shyampur and 132/33kV GIS substation at Dhamrai–both sites located in Dhaka, a release from Siemens said.

ABB India has been awarded a Rs.125-crore order by Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (PGCIL), for the extension of three substations in Vadodara, Manesar and Malerkotla. The order was booked in the second quarter of 2015. Gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) will be used to accommodate the expansion of all three existing substations. While in Vadadora and Manesar this involves the extension of the current 765/400kV GIS substations, in Malerkotla the substation will be upgraded from air-insulated switchgear (AIS) to GIS. Commissioning is scheduled for the end of 2016, a statement from ABB India said. The scope of this project involves consists of a substation package including supply of 2x500 MVA, 400/220kV transformers, nine 400kV and seven 220kV GIS bays, a 125 MVAR reactor and other associated equipment including Power Line Carrier Communication (PLCC), control and relay protection, augmentation of substation automation system based on IEC-61850. In addition, ABB India will carry out the installation, testing and commissioning of the substations on site, the release added.

The engineering and project business unit of Bajaj Electricals has won an order worth Rs.89 crore from Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation. The scope of work includes establishment of 2x100MVA 220/66kV and 1x12.5MVA 66/11kV substation at Mittemari in Chikkaballapur district, along with construction of three 220kV and one 66kV terminal bays and associated lines. The order value includes supply of all materials and installation including civil works, testing and commissioning.

CG has signed a global supply agreement with cement major Lafarge for electrical motors. This important agreement positions CG as one of the select few preferred global suppliers for Lafarge, a CG release said. With over 40,000 CG-made motors running in various cement factories, CG is one of the major motor suppliers to the industry. For decades now, CG has been providing the cement industry with electric motors for various applications, including unique construction of slip-ring, twin drive slip-ring and double squirrel cage motors, the release added.

Eon Electric Ltd has secured contracts worth Rs.51 crore for supplying LED streetlights in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh and Jodhpur, Rajasthan. While the company will install 60,000 lights in Jodhpur, there will be 13,000 installations in Aligarh. The contract was won following an open-bidding process of Energy Efficiency Services Ltd, a public sector undertaking.

Jyoti Ltd has reported the winning of an order valued at around Rs.15 crore for switchgear panels. According to a stock exchange filing by the Vadodara-headquartered company, the order relates to the supply of 400 vacuum circuit breaker (VCB) panels to state utility Gujarat Energy Transmission Corporation. Power Grid Corporation of India has placed orders on several suppliers for conductors relating to upcoming 765kV lines. Some winning companies are Cabcon India Pvt Ltd (order value: Rs.40.35 crore), JSK Industries (Rs.51.77 crore), Kataria Industries Pvt Ltd (Rs.45.11 crore) and Sterlite Technologies (Rs.43.29 crore). A Russian firm Izolyator Co also won an order worth nearly Rs.5 crore to supply 245kV bushings of 1,250A and 2,000A ratings.

Siemens Ltd. announced that it has won a crucial order worth around Rs.67 crore for supply of high voltage gas insulated switchgear from Larsen & Toubro for a substation project of Himachal Pradesh Power Transmission Corporation Ltd, the power transmission utility of Himachal Pradesh. The scope of work involves supply of 400kV and 220kV GIS including supervision of erection, testing & commissioning. The GIS will be manufactured in Siemens’ factory in Aurangabad, Maharashtra.

Blue Star has landed a Rs.68-crore mandate from Power Grid Corporation of India for establishment of a 230kV substation and extensions of a few others in Puducherry and Tamil Nadu. The orders were placed by PGCIL in its capacity as consultant to Puducherry Electricity Department and Tamil Nadu state utility Tantransco.

CG has won a contract to supply ZIV single phase smart meters to Energias de Portugal (EDP), one of the major European operators in the energy sector. This follows another major order awarded by EDP, selecting CG as the main supplier for data concentrators. ZIV’s single phase smart meter model is nowadays the reference smart meter in the PRIME PLC market segment, after the deployment of over 3 million ZIV units worldwide. A year ago, EDP began the deployment of PRIME Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) in Portugal and CG has been selected as the major provider of the 150,000 single phase meters (known as EDP boxes in Portugal) to be deployed, a release from CG said.

Alstom T&D India has been awarded a Rs.80-crore contract by Essar Projects India Ltd to supply transformers package for Neyveli New Thermal Power Project (NNTPP) located in Tamil Nadu. The 1000-mw greenfield NNTPP, being developed by Neyveli Lignite Corporation Ltd, will be the first lignite–fired 2x500-mw power plant in the country, a release by Alstom T&D India observed. Under the scope of the contract, Alstom will be engaged in designing, engineering, manufacturing, testing, installation and commissioning of a set of generator transformers, inter-connecting transformers, station transformers up to 200MVA, 80 MVAR reactor along with other associated equipment.
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