<p>Alstom T&D India today said it has bagged two contracts worth Rs 176 crore from state-run Power Grid Corp related to substations in various parts of the country.
The first contract, to the tune of Rs 105 crore, is the largest order for 765 kV shunt reactors awarded to the company to date, Alstom said in a statement.
"The order is for the supply, erection, testing and commissioning of 80 MVAR and 110 MVAR reactors for 765 kV substations located at Gaya (Bihar), Ranchi (Jharkhand), Dharamjaygarh (Chhattisgarh) and Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh)," it added.
According to the firm, the second contract worth Rs 71 crore is for the supply, erection, testing and commissioning of 80 MVAR 765 kV reactors including complete civil work, related to the GIS substation at Padghe and the 765 kV substation at Aurangabad in Maharashtra.
"We are delighted to partner with Power Grid for these 765 kV substations to enhance power transmission network in states," Alstom T&D India Managing Director Rathin Basu said.
The reactors for the two contracts would be delivered from the company's Vadodara unit.
"Since the commissioning of India's first 765 kV substation in 2007, Alstom T&D India continues to maintain its leadership in Extra High Voltage segment and looks forward to enhance energy supply in cost-efficient manner," Basu noted.
Alstom T&D is a leading player in the domestic power transmission sector.