Sterlite Technologies Ltd today said that its power transmission conductors were commissioned by Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (PGCIL) in India's first 765 kV extra high voltage (EHV) transmission line. PGCIL announce the charging of this transmission line at a press conference held yesterday in New Delhi.
Sterlite was the sole manufacturer and supplier of over 4200 km of ASCR Bersimis conductors that were installed in circuit-I of the 351km route of the Sipat-Seonl EHV transmission line that connects the Indian states of Chattisgarh & Madhya Pradesh.
The Sipat-Seoni Line would transmit 1500MVA power on a single circuit line. These 765 kV lines will be able to link generation projects at the pitheads with the consuming states across the country and in process, reduce transmission losses.
Sterlite is a global supplier of a complete range of power transmission conductors at extra high voltages (400kV - 800kV) high voltages (66kV - 220kV) and power distribution conductors (11kV- 33kV).
It has a combined manufacturing capacity of 115,000 metric tons, making it the largest manufacturer in India and amongst the top five manufacturers of power conductors in the world, with an approximately 3 per cent global market share for power transmission conductors, installed in 38 countries across Africa, Middle East, Asia & Europe.
In H1 2007-08, its power conductor exports accounted for about 28 per cent of total sales revenue.
In India, it currently supplies about 27 per cent of the country's total demand for power transmission and distribution conductors.