Linxon won turnkey order to new Indian customer

November 1, 2021

Four substations are to be constructed in the state of West Bengal by mid-2023, helping strengthen the electricity grid and underline Linxon’s status as a valuable and reliable supplier.

Linxon has won an order from West Bengal State Electricity Transmission Company Limited (WBSETCL) in India to construct four substations situated in the east of the country. This is just one of many exciting Linxon projects that demonstrate how the future electricity grid can be strengthened to help meet growing demand.

West Bengal is a state situated at the eastern edge of India, stretching from the Himalayas in the north to the Bay of Bengal in the south. With Kolkata as its capital, it is the fourth-most populous state in the country and the primary business and financial hub of Eastern India. In terms of the economic landscape, there are up to 10,000 registered factories in the state and Kolkata is noted as one of the major centres for industries including the jute industry.

The state’s power grid is being strengthened to ensure reliable power for the growing demand from industrial units – and this is where Linxon’s innovative solution portfolio comes into play.

Highest execution and safety standards

Linxon was able to win this order from WBSETCL – which is a new customer for Linxon in India. Overall, it will see the turnkey construction of 220/132 kilovolt gas-insulated and air-insulated switchgear substations (including extensions) at Falakata, Indus TSS, Berhampore and Domkol. Linxon will execute a turnkey solution by procuring the equipment and providing full installation and commissioning including all associated civil works. The planned commissioning dates for the various stations range from late 2022 to mid-2023.

Throughout installation and commissioning, Linxon will adhere to the highest standards of health and safety. This includes complying with strict Covid-19 regulations. At other construction sites, Linxon is exploring the use of drone technology to carry out site inspections, and we also offer remote factory acceptance tests and virtual site visits – all of which contribute to HSE considerations where distancing is required.

“We are honoured to have received this mandate from the West Bengal State Electricity Transmission Company Limited,” said Dinesh Chadha, Managing Director of Linxon India. “This substation will help to strengthen the transmission system in West Bengal, while at the same time underlining our role as a valuable and reliable supplier.”


Photo:Similar type of GIS substation