AREVA T&D India (the transmission activities of which are now part of the Alstom Group) and Lanco Infratech today commissioned India`s first indigenously developed 765 kV interconnecting transformer bay and the Unnao line bay consisting of 765 kV transformers, circuit breakers, current transformers and other equipment.
The transformers of capacity 1000MVA, 765/400/33 kV were designed, manufactured and tested at AREVA (Q,N,C,F)* T&D India`s power transformer plant in Vadodara.
The 765 kV transformers, reactors and the 765 KV switchyard are part of Lanco Infratech`s 1200 MW (2 Units of 600 MW) Anpara-C thermal power plant, to be operational in Uttar Pradesh. The original contract, worth 33 million pounds at the time, was awarded to AREVA T&D for the complete package of the 765 kV switchyard, with products to be manufactured in its Indian factories.
Commenting on the occasion, Rathin Basu, managing director of AREVA T&D India said, ``The commissioning of India`s first 765 kV ultra high voltage power transformer, designed, manufactured and tested locally in Vadodara, is a major land-mark in the Indian power industry. AREVA T&D India has been leading the local development of the 765 KV technologies in India, and has played a significant role in building Indiaâ€™s transmission infrastructure both for public and private sector. We now look for-ward to contributing in a significant way to building Indiaâ€™s 12th Plan Transmission infra-structure involving 765 kV and 1200 kV technology.``
Source: My Iris