State-owned power equipment maker Bhel has commissioned two substations in Afghanistan, expanding its footprint in the strife-torn nation.
“Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (Bhel) has commissioned two 220/20kV substations in Afghanistan. The project has been executed by Bhel on EPC basis,” the company said in a statement.
The substations have been commissioned at Charikar, around 60 kms from Kabul and Doshi, around 150 kms from Kabul, it said.
“Both the substations are part of the 220 kV Pul-e-Khumri – Kabul transmission system and will provide power to Charikar and Doshi sites and their neighbouring areas,” it said.
The substation was formally inaugurated by CEO of the Afghanistan Abdullah Abdullah, along with Indian Ambassador Amar Sinha, it said.