Toshiba receives orders for Gas Insulated Switchgears (GIS) for Outdoor Open Air Installation at New 2X500MVA substation at Xeldem in Goa and at 400kV Pooling Substations for Solar and Wind Renewable Project in Andhra Pradesh

March 22, 2023 Hyderabad: Toshiba Transmission & Distribution Systems (India) Private Limited (TTDI) today announced that it has received orders for 23 units of 400kV and 9 units of 220kV Gas Insulated Switchgear (GIS) for the development and enhancement of power transmission and distribution networks to the new 2X500MVA substation at Xeldem in Goa and pooling substations of solar and wind renewable project at Alamuru and Kodamuru at 400kV voltage levels. These GIS units will be manufactured at TTDI’s state-of-the-art facility near Hyderabad and the delivery to the site locations will start in May this year. These will be installed outdoors in open air environment.

Speaking at this occasion, Mr. Hiroshi Furuta, Chairman and Managing Director, TTDI said, “TTDI’s advanced technology & processes, high-level background integration, state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities, massive production capacity and a highly skilled workforce yield high-quality GIS that are Made-in-India. Toshiba GIS requires far less space and is resistant to the damages caused by salty environment, sand dust storm, and humid atmosphere. The performance of GIS under these severe conditions offers high reliability. The outdoor open air type GIS need not be placed in the building, thereby reducing the construction cost and time of the building in addition to improving the construction quality and safety, which in turn reduces the construction cost of the project as a whole. GIS usage is widespread in Japan and Toshiba has expertise in excellent gas sealing technologies. We are delighted to receive these orders and are committed to actively contribute to the development of transmission and distribution networks and the introduction of green energy in India FOR A NEW DAY.”

Compared to Air Insulated Switchgear (AIS), GIS can reduce installation space, and is used in areas where it is difficult to secure land for large substations, such as crowded urban areas and coastal areas where deterioration of insulation is expected. In particular, the outdoor open air GIS does not need to build GIS building, making it possible to increase the number of GIS substations in a short period of time as the transmission and distribution network is developed and strengthened. Also, the outdoor open air GIS brings the full value of the GIS technology which supports early capitalization and return on revenue, alleviates challenges due to land shortages, remote and strategic locations, and other harsh environmental conditions. In addition, the outdoor GIS technology wherever applied mitigates risks of cost and time overruns, in addition to alleviating safety risks.

Along with its rapid economic growth, India is actively working towards green energy with a combination of solar, wind pumped storage plants located in dispersed areas, with limited and varied land parcels and areas where pooling of the renewable energy sources and its evacuation, and power network expansion is required in the shortest possible time. Toshiba outdoor open air GIS is a great solution under these situations.

Toshiba has traditionally manufactured outdoor GIS with features that can withstand harsh external environments. Since 2017, TTDI has been manufacturing several types of GIS like 400kV, 220kV, 132kV and 66. Till now, TTDI has received orders for more than 40 units of outdoor GIS. The proven high quality of these products has been highly evaluated.

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ABOUT Toshiba Transmission & Distribution Systems (India) PRIVATE LIMITED

Toshiba Transmission and Distribution Systems (India) Private Limited (TTDI) designs, develops, and manufactures T&D products for applications up to 765kV level in India, supporting “Make in India” initiative of the government. TTDI also provides packaged and turnkey solutions that help foster India’s transition towards renewable energy.

TTDI will continue to play its part in the growth of the transmission & distribution and green transition landscape and support its customers with its value-added solution of outdoor type GIS for open type installations.