Godrej Electricals & Electronics’ Power Infrastructure and Renewable Energy (PIRE) arm has secured an order for a 400kV substation in Mumbai.
The project, worth over $13 million, is for the construction of a greenfield 400kV Gas Insulated Switchgear (GIS) substation in Vikhroli along with a 400kV bay extension in Kharghar.
The project is for developing Mumbai’s first ever 400 kV substation facility. This project is critical to the city of Mumbai as the existing capacity of transmission corridor is not enough to further transmit power into the city that never sleeps. This project would enable additional power to be brought into Mumbai and would thus help in meeting the future demand of the city. On its completion, it would add 1500MVA transformation capacity to the city.
Raghavendra Mirji, senior VP & head – power infrastructure & renewable energy (PIRE), Godrej Electricals & Electronics, said, “Our foray into the power transmission business began in 2010 and since then we have built and commissioned 30+ EHV substation projects and more than 300 kilometres of transmission lines up to 400kV.”