Linxon finishes construction of 400 kV AIS substation in India

WCN Editorial Team 9 Sep 2021 ASIA ENERGY & UTILITIES

Linxon has finished construction of a 400 kV AIS substation at Chandauti in Gaya in the Indian state of Bihar for Powergrid Mithilanchal Transmission Limited (PMTL).

PMTL is a wholly owned subsidiary of PowerGrid Corporation of India Ltd (Powergrid), a state-owned transmission utility of India.

This substation is part of a network comprising three additional substations and transmission lines that are also being built by PMTL.

Chandauti is the first segment in this network to be commissioned.

The 400/220/132 kV, 3x 500 MVA Chandauti substation features 14 bays of 400 kV, 12 bays of 220 kV and 8 bays of 132 kV. It is constructed as a part of India’s Eastern Region Strengthening Scheme (ERSS) to address the load demand of Bihar up to 11000MW.

This project touched its peak construction phase in March 2020. However, work was disrupted due to Covid-19-induced lockdown.

With help of Powergrid and local authority, the project team could recommence the work gradually maintaining the mandatory Covid-19 protocol throughout the construction period.

The substation was operational in April 2021.

Linxon managing director Dinesh Chadha said: “We wish to congratulate Powergrid for this successful commissioning and thank them for expressing confidence with Linxon. We also want to thank everyone who has been associated with this project, achieving the successful completion of the project in difficult times.”

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This substation is part of a network comprising three additional substations and transmission lines that are also being built by PMTL. Credit: analogicus from Pixabay 

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