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BHEL bags order to build high voltage sub-stations in Karnataka

PTI New Delhi | Updated on January 12, 2018

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State-run BHEL has bagged a Rs 96-crore order from Power Grid Corporation of India for augmentation of three extra high voltage (EHV) sub-stations on a turnkey basis in Karnataka.

“Valued at Rs 96 crore, the order has been won against stiff competition in an ADB-funded international competitive bidding tender,” the state-run engineering major said in a statement today.

According to the statement, the sub-stations to be augmented are 400/220 kV sub-station at Tumkur (Pavagada), 400kV at Mysuru and 400/220 kV at Tumkur (Vasantnarsapur).

The augmentation of 400/220 kV sub-station facilities are linked with the transmission system being set up for the evacuation of solar power and shall play a key role for the transfer of renewable energy (RE) power from India’s largest ultra mega solar power park (2,000 MW) phase-II (part-A) to be set-up at Tumkur (Pavagada) district on 10,000 acres of land.

The key EHV equipment for these sub-stations like 125 MVAr and 80 MVAr reactors, including other sub-station equipment, will be supplied from BHEL’s manufacturing units at Bhopal and Bengaluru. The sub-stations are slated for commissioning in a schedule of 18 months.

Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) is also executing key 765 kV sub-station orders from PowerGrid of mega capacities in Gujarat and Rajasthan for evacuation of RE (renewable energy) power from these states under the Green Energy Corridor Scheme.

Published on January 10, 2017

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