Linxon wins turnkey project for a 220 kV substation as part of the Western Region Expansion Scheme (WRES)-XXVIII in the central Indian State of Chhattisgarh
May 24, 2023
M/s PowerGrid corporation of India Ltd on Behalf of Dharamjaigarh Transmission Ltd has awarded Linxon a contract to construct the 220 kV gas-insulated substation (GIS) at the existing 765/400 kV Raipur Pool substation
The win for Linxon forms part of the Western Region Expansion Scheme (WRES)-XXVIII in the State of Chhattisgarh, which was awarded to the State-owned Power Grid, Power Grid engages in the transmission of bulk power across several Indian states.
The contract – comprising both a 220 kV gas-insulated substation (GIS) and the facilitation of a 400 kV air-insulated switchgear (AIS) extension – was awarded by M/S Power Grid on behalf of Dharamjaigarh Transmission Ltd.
“We are honoured to receive this mandate,” said Dinesh Chadha, Managing Director of Linxon India. “This substation will further strengthen the region’s transmission system, while further demonstrating the confidence clients have in our capabilities.”
Linxon has been operating in India since 2019. This latest contract adds to an existing portfolio of clients in the Tariff Bidding Segment. In February 2021, Linxon India also successfully commissioned the first 400 kV gas insulated substation (GIS) at Dhalkebar in neighbouring Nepal, an important milestone for the country’s hydropower sector.