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Siemens, in consortium with Sumitomo Electric, has bagged an order from Power Grid Corporation of India to supply a high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission system for a total of $520 million.
The German engineering and capital goods major Siemens’ Indian arm said that the company’s share of the order stands at Rs 1,682 crore.
“The grid-augmentation project will go a long way in delivering reliable, uninterrupted power to the state of Kerala. Most of the critical equipment for the project is being sourced from factories in India, renewing our commitment towards ‘Make in India’,” said Sunil Mathur, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Siemens Limited.
The 200-kilometer-long HVDC connection will be India’s first direct current link using voltage-sourced converter technology, which offers stable and highly-flexible reactive power control independent of active power control and additional features to support the AC systems like blackstart capability.
The grid connection is scheduled to go into operation in the first half of 2020.
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