This system will provide efficient transmission of power over a distance of approximately 1000 kilometers from Mundra power plant in Gujarat to Mohindergarh in Haryana. The order is jointly bagged by Siemens Ltd and Siemens AG.
This Contract was signed by Mr. R.K Madan, CEO, Power Transmission, Adani Enterprises Ltd. and Mr. Wolfgang Dehen, Member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG & Sector CEO-Energy in the presence of Dr. Udo Niehage, CEO Power Transmission, Dr. Armin Bruck, MD Siemens Ltd and Mr. A K Dixit, CEO, Energy Sector, Siemens Ltd.
Adani Power Ltd. is setting up a 4620 MW thermal power plant at Mundra in Gujarat. Some of the power generated from this plant will be transmitted from Mundra to Mohindergarh in Haryana using HVDC transmission technology.
Siemens scope of work for the project will include the turnkey execution of complete HVDC terminal stations at either end i.e. at Mundra, Gujarat and Mohindergarh, Haryana, associated electrode stations and a repeater station mid way. The major scope of delivery covers 500 kV converter transformers, thyristor valves, filter equipments, AC/DC switchgears and other mechanical auxiliaries. In addition Siemens will also undertake marine and inland transportation, civil works, installation and commissioning of the entire HVDC transmission system.
Speaking at the occasion Mr. Madan, said “Adani Power, an Adani Group company, is developing power generating facilities aggregating to 6,600 MW in a phased manner at Mundra, Gujarat and Tiroda, Maharashtra. The company has also laid 413 Km long 400 KV Mundra – Dehgam dedicated transmission line for evacuation of power from Mundra power station. The boiler light-up of unit I of Mundra Power Project Phase I was undertaken on March 25, 2009 and it is expected that the first turbine of 330 MW would be commissioned in June this year. Adani Power is further planning to develop two projects with combined capacity of 3,300 MW at Dahej, Gujarat and Kawai, Rajasthan.”
“This 1000 Km dedicated HVDC power transmission line is an environmentally friendly line, as it is more energy efficient compared to conventional AC power transmission lines. The terminal stations for this HVDC transmission line at both ends will be constructed by Siemens on turnkey basis” he added.
Adds Dr. Armin Bruck, Managing Director of Siemens Ltd, “This is the third HVDC order that we have bagged in India and we are extremely proud to win this order from Adani Power for transmitting bulk power from surplus area to deficit area. This order further reaffirms the edge that our products and solutions have in the energy segment. What makes this order special is the emphasis given by the customer on energy efficiency and our expertise to provide the best green HVDC technology”.
He further added,” As India marches ahead on its growth path, power infrastructure will be crucial. As a leading player in the energy technology segment, Siemens is very optimistic about leveraging the market opportunities in this segment.”
Adani Power Limited (APL), a part of Adani Group, is undertaking thermal power projects. APL is developing 4620 MW coal based thermal power project at Mundra, Dist. Kutch, Gujarat, India. APL is also developing 1980 MW coal based thermal power project at Tiroda, Gondia, Maharashtra through its subsidiary, Adani Power Maharashtra Ltd. (APML). Additionally, APL is planning to develop two thermal power stations at Dahej and Kawai totaling to about 3,300 MW.
Siemens Ltd is the flagship listed company in India. Siemens in India, which comprises 20 legal entities, is a leading provider of industry and infrastructure solutions with a business volume aggregating about Rs 11,800 crore. It operates in the core business areas of Industry, Energy and Healthcare. It has nation-wide Sales and Service network, 19 manufacturing plants, a network of around 500 channel partners and employs about 17,200 people.