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Source: Crompton Greaves Ltd
Thursday, November 18, 2010 04:20 PM IST (10:50 AM GMT)
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Crompton Greaves Limited Delivers India’s First 1200 KV Power Product a Proud Moment for CGL & India

Nashik, Maharashtra, India, Thursday, November 18, 2010 — (Business Wire India) — This is a moment Crompton Greaves Limited, part of the 4 billion USD Avantha Group, will cherish for a long time to come. Today CGL is proud to announce the despatch of their first 1200 KV product to the UHV research station of Power Grid at Bina, Madhya Pradesh from its Nasik Switchgear Plant.

This 1200 KV Capacitive Voltage Transformer (CVT) is the first Indian product, conceived, designed and successfully developed indigenously. With this development CGL becomes the first Indian company to successfully develop & deliver a 1200 KV Ultra High Voltage product to the ambitious Indian T&D project.

By delivering the world’s highest KV class product indigenously, CGL once again affirms its leadership position in Indian T & D arena and has taken a giant leap in their quest to become a global leader.

1200 KV UHV AC System in India & CGL: Development of a 1200 KV UHV AC system, the highest AC system in the world, is an Indian dream to tackle the ever growing power demand which is expected to be over 400 GW by 2020. Although many countries in the world like USSR, Japan, America & Italy have made great progress in the research of 1200KV ultra high voltage AC transmission system only China has recently established the commercial 1100 kV system successfully.

Indian experience is rich in 420 KV and limited in 765 KV AC systems. The need for bulk transfer at ultra high voltage levels in India in the coming years is inevitable. Hence indigenous development of this highest transmission system in the world is a major task with available time and expertise.The task spear headed by Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd ( PGCIL) involves, establishing a research station with an experimental 1200 kV transmission line (1km line at Bina in Madhya Pradesh) to study performance of various equipments, environmental effects and operational difficulties which are not envisaged currently and develop the commercial lines in due course. However the real challenge was to develop the first of its kind UHV products indigenously.

Crompton Greaves Ltd (CGL) is a major force in Indian power sector and is one of the main partners in this Indian dream. CGL has been in the forefront of technology development and fulfilling the new requirements of its customers in India and abroad. When the entire world looked at the herculean task with reservation, CGL was one of the first partners to have volunteered to take up this challenge of developing three major products required for 1200 kV system indigenously. The following are the products which CGL has promised to develop here in India.

. 1200 kV, 333 MVA Power Transformer
. 1200 kV Capacitive Voltage Transformer ( CVT )
. 1200 kV Surge arrester

Today CGL is proud to deliver the 1200 kV CVT which has been indigenously developed & manufactured at S1 division, Nasik. The product was extensively tested for its performance characteristics at CGL’s EHV lab at Nasik and also at Central Power Research Institute, Hyderabad.

“Talking on this achievement, Mr. SM Trehan, MD of CGL said, “Leading edge technology and World class manufacturing are the two driving forces with which CGL is forging ahead to be a world leader in the global T&D arena. This successful development of 1200 kV CVT is a mile stone in our endeavor”.

“This is indeed a proud moment for us. Honoring our commitments and delivering as promised has been our strength and this achievement only reaffirms it”, echoes Mr. JG Kulkarni, VP- CG Power (ASIA)

“Mr. Vivek Moroney, General Manager, Instrument Transformer, Condenser Bushing and Surge Arrestors said the delivery of this UHV class product is a testimony to CG’s contribution to the new and advanced technologies in generation, transmission and distribution segments of the power sector.

CGL will also deliver the other 2 products soon which are at advanced stages of developments.

Sharing success with Indian committee:
On 10th of Jan 2009, the success story was shared with all the members of 1200 kV Indian steering committee along with PGCIL officials, at CGL’s Nasik factory.
Indeed it was a moment of joy for everyone involved in this ambitious Indian power project.

National recognition:
This achievement was well recognized by the Indian Power community when it awarded CGL the coveted “India Power 2009 (Innovation & Technology)” award. The award was presented by Mr. B Solanki, Minister of State for Power, on 17th Nov 2009, in New Delhi.

About Crompton Greaves Limited:

Crompton Greaves Limited is part of the USD 4 billion Avantha Group, a conglomerate with an impressive global footprint. It’s India operations were established in 1937, and is one of India’s largest private sector enterprises to be engaged in designing, manufacturing and marketing technologically advanced electrical products and services related to power generation, transmission and distribution, besides executing turnkey projects. The company is customer-centric in its focus and is the single largest source for a wide variety of electrical equipment and products. Crompton Greaves has three Strategic Business Units (SBUs) namely; Power Systems, Industrial Systems and Consumer Products.

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Product testing at CPRI,Hyderabad

L-R Mr Vivek Moroney,Mr J.G.Kulkarni,Mr S.M.Trehan

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Manoj Jhangiani, Crompton Greaves Ltd, +91 9833448781,
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