Alstom T&D discuss exciting opportunity in Myanmar grid after successful delivery with PGCIL
Alstom T&D India today said it has delivered a Rs 105 crore transmission project in Myanmar for Power Grid Corp.
“Alstom T&D India has concluded the successful delivery of Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd’s (PGCIL) 230 kV transmission project, worth around Rs 105 crore in Myanmar,” the company said in a statement here.
The contract covered the supply of a turnkey substation for the 230 kV transmission project which links the 3×40 MW Thahtay Chaung Hydro Power Project to the electrical grid.
Already a market leader in transmission in India, this project marked Alstom’s first steps into neighbouring countries and was delivered ahead of schedule.
“As part of the turnkey project, Alstom T&D India was responsible for the design, engineering, supply, and commissioning of the substation,” it said.
The full scope covered a 220/66/33kV AIS substation and associated products including substation automation systems, power transformers and network management systems and high voltage substation maintenance. The project is scheduled for commissioning in 2015.
Alstom T&D India Managing Director Rathin Basu said: “This project further showcases our technological leadership in the transmission space and reaffirms the confidence that our customers have in our ability to deliver world class products and solutions in a variety of regions and geographies.”
In Myanmar, just 25 per cent of the population has access to the national grid, offering significant opportunities for development in the fields of power generation, transmission and distribution, the statement said.
Alstom T&D has already built the load dispatching systems in Bangladesh and Bhutan, as well as several regional dispatching systems in India. “This project will be a step forward for Alstom in the construction of Myanmar’s electric grid transmission network,” it added.