Sterlite Grid to deploy Aircrane helicopters for J&K power transmission project

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on January 19, 2018 Published on February 17, 2016

Sterlite Power Grid Ventures said on Wednesday that the company is deploying ‘Aircrane’ for setting up power transmission lines in Jammu & Kashmir.

Sterlite Grid will partner US-based Erickson Inc to stall 160 transmission towers using the American firm’s S64 Aircrane, a heavy lift helicopter.

“With the NRSS 29 Project set to commence in mid-2016, Sterlite Grid expects to commission the transmission network between Punjab and Jammu & Kashmir nearly 10 months ahead of schedule,” the company said in statement.

“Erickson will fly materials and steel to build the towers utilising the S64 Aircrane, capable of high-precision aerial lift work,” the statement added.

Jammu & Kashmir’s power demand is at about 3,000 MW and the transmission project will enable the state to draw double the power requirement from the national grid.

Published on February 17, 2016
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