Company : Crompton Greaves Ltd 
Thursday, March 11, 2010 9:46AM IST (4:16AM GMT)
Crompton Greaves Bags Rs 302 Crore Order for Construction of 765/400 KV Substation at Unnao, in Uttar Pradesh
This is the highest operating voltage level in India so far,Project to be commissioned by July 2011
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Crompton Greaves Limited (CG), an Indian Multinational with manufacturing bases in 8 countries, have signed the contract on 5th March'2010 with Uttar Pradesh Power Transmission Corporation Ltd for construction of 765/400 kV Substation at Unnao, in Uttar Pradesh. The value of contract is Rs 302 Crores.

The Engineering Projects Division ( EPD ) of the company, which undertakes turnkey assignments for setting up power plants, bagged the order with stiff competition from Indian and multinational companies.

A 765/400 kV substation is the highest grade system voltage for transmission in India. UPPTCL is first state utility to enter into 765 kV arena.

The scope of the project includes Design, Engineering, Manufacture, Supply, Erection, Testing and Commissioning of 8 Bays of 765 kV & 2 Bays of 400kV, along with 7 Nos. of 333 MVA (Single Phase) 765/400 kV Power Transformers and 7 Nos. of 110 MVAR (Single Phase) 765 kV Shunt Reactor & 4 Nos. 63 MVAR (Single Phase) 765 kV Reactors. The project is expected to be commissioned in July 2011.

The project is of strategic importance for entry into market of 765 kV Substations globally and widens up the horizon for the entire product range of CG.

Brief profile of Crompton Greaves Limited

Crompton Greaves Limited is part of the USD 3 billion Avantha Group, a conglomerate with an impressive global footprint. It's India operations were established in 1937, and since then the company has retained its leadership position in the management and application of electrical energy. In fact, a Crompton dynamo powered the world's very first electricity-lit house in Colchester, Essex, U.K. way back in 1881. It can therefore be aptly said that Crompton Greaves is synonymous with electricity.

Today, Crompton Greaves is one of India's largest private sector enterprise to be engaged in designing, manufacturing and marketing technologically advanced electrical products and services related to power generation, transmission and distribution, besides executing turnkey projects. The company is customer-centric in its focus and is the single largest source for a wide variety of electrical equipment and products.

Crompton Greaves has three Strategic Business Units (SBUs) namely; Power Systems, Industrial Systems and Consumer Products.

Power Systems:

This group includes the Transformers, Switchgear and Engineering Projects businesses of CG in India and its manufacturing units in Belgium, Ireland, U.K., France, U.S.A. and Indonesia.

Industrial Systems:

This group offers a large variety of HT and LT Motors, FHP Motors, Alternators, Drives, Stampings, Railway Transportation and Signalling equipment. The manufacturing facilities are spread across India and Hungary.

Consumer Products:

This group is in the business of Fans, Light Sources and Luminaires, Security Solutions & Home Automation, Pumps and Household Electrical Appliances with plants based at a few locations in India.

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Mr JG Kulkarni – Vice President ,CG Power - Asia along with Mr Reshu Madan – Unit Head -EPD of CG accepting the contract from Mr Ashok Kumar – Executive Director ( Transmission ) of UPPTCL

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Mr JG Kulkarni – Vice President ,CG Power - Asia along with Mr Reshu Madan – Unit Head -EPD of CG accepting the contract from Mr Ashok Kumar – Executive Director ( Transmission ) of UPPTCL