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This is the first Gas Insulated Substation (GIS) with Fixed Series Compensation (FSC) awarded in India in the Build, Own, Operate and Maintain segment. The equipment is for Power Grid Kala Amb Transmission Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd., located at Kala Amb, Himachal Pradesh.
Siemens Ltd. will be supplying power transmission technology to Power Grid Kala Amb Transmission Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. The equipment to be supplied is for the upcoming 400/220kV GIS substation at Kala Amb, Himachal Pradesh and is the first GIS substation with FSC awarded in India under the Build, Own, Operate and Maintain (BOOM) segment.
Kala Amb, an industrial area in Himachal Pradesh, is an existing load centre with a present power demand of about 350 MVA. In order to meet the present and future load requirements, a 400/220 kV GIS substation will be established on a BOOM basis by ‘Line In Line Out’ of the Karcham Wangtoo Hydroelectric Plant.
While successful completion of projects in the past played a key role in the customer’s choice, Siemens’ local footprint combined with engineering competencies and strong project management skills enabled the company to win this order. By offering the complete transmission portfolio backed by robust after sales services, the customer can rely on a cost effective solution from Siemens Ltd. that ensures power availability on a continuous basis.
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Reference Number: CC/PR/03/EM 12 2014