Toshiba Transmission & Distribution Systems (India) Pvt. Ltd. further boosts "Make in India" initiative by winning Orders for UHV Transformers Package and Gas Insulated Switchgears Substation Projects

UHV Transformers for Power Grid Corporation of India Limited Gas Insulated Switchgears for Odisha Power Transmission Corporation Limited

11 July 2016 - Hyderabad - Toshiba Transmission & Distribution Systems (India) Pvt. Ltd. (TTDI) today announced winning order from Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) for UHV transformers Package on Turnkey Basis. The 7 units of 765kV transformers with a capacity of 500MVA will be manufactured at TTDI's State of the Art Manufacturing facility in Hyderabad, and will be delivered for installation at PGCIL's Cuddapah substation in Andhra Pradesh state. The substation is scheduled in to commence operation in November 2017.

TTDI was also awarded an EPC contract by Odisha Power Transmission Corporation Limited (OPTCL) to construct 220kV substation adopting Gas Insulated Switchgears (GIS) on Turnkey Basis. The Gas Insulated Switchgears requirements of the Project will be delivered from TTDI's Manufacturing facility in Hyderabad. The GIS Substation is scheduled to commence operation in June 2017.

Commenting on these consecutive orders from power transmission utilities, Dr. Katsutoshi Toda, Chairman & Managing Director of TTDI said, "These orders are a testimony to the trust our customers have put in our high performance, reliable and cost-competitive products that are made in India, complemented with our speedy maintenance and management service. Since the foundation of TTDI in 2013, we have proceeded with technical transfer of Toshiba's key T&D products along with introduction of Toshiba's quality management processes. Consolidating our investment in India, we completed augmentation of UHV/EHV/HV Power Transformer manufacturing capacity of our Facilities in Hyderabad by 50% to cater to increased demand and have an established manufacturing and testing facilities for UHV/EHV/HV GIS and MV Solid Insulated Switchgears (SIS)."

In India, the demand for UHV transformer is being spurred because of its efficiency when carrying massive amounts of electricity from power plant. The demand for GIS, which makes it possible to build smaller power substation, is also expected to increase in urban area on the background of skyrocketing property value.

"We have endeavored in introducing new technology products and solutions. By manufacturing highly evaluated products and supplying maintenance service, we will continue to contribute to stable power supply FOR THE NEXT INDIA", Dr. Toda added.