Areva T&D secures large order from MPPTCL for Rs 115 crore

Areva T&D India Ltd, the Indian affiliate of nuclear power firm Areva France SA, has been awarded its largest ever product package order in India from the Madhya Pradesh Power Transmission Company Ltd (MPPTCL), the transmission and distribution electricity utility of the state.

MPPTCL contract to Areva T&D is for 22 x 160 MVA 220 / 132 / 33 KV autotransformers and 4 x 100 MVA 220 / 33 / 33 kV two winding transformers, including transport and supervision of erection and commissioning.

To be deployed in various grid substations throughout Madhya Pradesh, these transformers will be used to establish new substations and strengthen the existing ones.

This is an Asian Development Bank funded project with a combined order value of Rs115 crore. The product delivery is expected to commence from mid March 2008, and completion by in February 2009.

The products vertical of Areva T&D India contributes substantially to its total Indian business and has a broad range of offerings in both the high voltage (HV) and the medium voltage (MV) segment.