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Sterlite Grid commissions two lines and two substations of the Bhopal – Dhule Transmission project

New Delhi - December 08, 2014, Download Source

Sterlite Grid Limited (SGL) today announced another milestone achievement with the successful commissioning of two lines and two substations of Bhopal Dhule Transmission Company Ltd. (BDTCL). BDTCL is a wholly owned special purpose vehicle of SGL and is executing a set of transmission lines and substations for the strengthening of the national grid. The company commissioned and put into operation two 765 kV Substations each having capacity of 3000 MW at Bhopal and Dhule and 765kV single circuit transmission lines connecting Bhopal to Indore and Dhule to Aurangabad.

This network will facilitate the transfer of upto 5000MW of electricity from the coal-belt in the east, to the energy hungry regions of western and northern India. This network will also provide energy stability to the industrial belts of Indore, Dewas and Aurangabad.

Sterlite was able to commissions these lines and substations in record-time despite severe right-of-way issues and tremendous delays in forest clearances. To overcome these challenges and to expedite the project execution, Sterlite has introduced helicopter stringing for the first time in India. The commissioned parts of the project represents 62% of the total tariff of the BDTCL project. The balance elements of this project are in advanced stages of completion and will be commissioned in the coming months.

About Sterlite Grid Ltd.

Sterlite Grid Limited (SGL) is a subsidiary of Sterlite Technologies Limited. SGL is in the business of developing power transmission systems on build-own-operate basis and is currently developing transmission projects across ten states of India. The company currently has six projects, consisting of 15 EHV lines and 3 substations.

About Sterlite Technologies Ltd.

Sterlite Technologies Limited (STL) develops & delivers products, solutions and infrastructure for telecom & power transmission networks, globally. STL is among the global leaders in all its business areas of Optical Fiber, Fiber Optic Cables, Power Conductors and HV / EHV Power Cables through its operations in India, China & Brazil.

As the most integrated Optical Fiber Company in the world, STL is pioneering Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) deployment in the country to enable high speed broadband connectivity. STL is developing several transmission infrastructure projects spanning over 5000 Circuit Kms, across India. Listed on Stock Exchanges BSE & NSE in Mumbai, India, Sterlite Technologies is a public company with broad shareholder base.

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mitul.thakkar@sterlite.com

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