According to a press release, the scope of work for these projects, which are scheduled to be commissioned in the next 12 to 24 months, include designing, engineering, supply and commissioning of substations on turnkey basis.
Siemens energy sector will construct a new 400 / 220 kv substation at Bachau and upgrade another two existing substations of Getco at Limbdi and Ranchodpura in Gujarat.
This project is a part of the Associated Transmission System for Ultra Mega Power Project (UMPP) to transmit the bulk power generated by Mundra UMPP to the western region.
The other contract received by Siemens is for extension of 400 kv substations at Maithon in Jharkhand and Biharshariff in Bihar.
The Maithon project is under the common scheme for 765 kv pooling stations and network for NR and common scheme for network for WR that PGCIL is constructing to transmit power generated from Sasan UMPP to the entire northern region.
The projects are part of PGCIL’s plans to enhance the capacity of the national grid to more than 37,000 MW by the end of the 11th five year plan (2007-12) through strengthening of the regional grids and building more inter-regional links.