AREVA awarded order from Hindalco for conversion substations

Written by Businesswire India | Noida | Updated: Jun 30 2009, 16:08pm hrs
AREVAs Transmission and Distribution (T&D) division has won a prestigious order for 2x220 kV Conversion Substations from Hindalco Industries Limited, Indias major Aluminum Producer. This order involves design, supply, installation and commissioning of 5x100kA, 1650V DC rectifier stations, at each location of Bargwan (Singrauli-Madhya Pradesh) and Lapanga (Sambalpur-Orissa). Both Substations will be delivered to Hindalco by 2011.

AC-DC Conversion Substations are used for electrolysis plants producing non-ferrous metals (aluminium, zinc, copper, etc)

AREVA T&D has been the pioneer in providing Conversion substation solutions in the country for the Aluminium industry since early 1980s. With this new Conversion Substations order from Hindalco, AREVA T&D has consolidated its leading position in the electrolysis segment in India and is looking for the future growth of the electrolysis industry in the country.

AREVA T&D has globally proven expertise and a leading position in high current rectifiers. HINDALCO is the largest potline project in India today and we are proud to bring in our state of the art technology for these two projects and play an important role in its success, commented Michel Augonnet, Executive Vice President for AREVAs Transmission and Distribution Systems Business Unit.