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Avantha Group Company CG Awarded $60 Million Contract by Ministry of Electricity, Iraq


April 16, 2013 - Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

-- To build four turnkey high voltage GIS substations

-- Will improve electricity supply & upgrade electricity transmission grid in Iraq

-- Win demonstrates widened product scope and extended capabilities


Avantha Group Company CG has been awarded a major contract for $60 million for the turnkey construction of four high voltage GIS substations by the Electrical Transmission Project Office of the Ministry of Electricity (MOE) in Iraq. The company will design, manufacture, deliver and install the substations, thus helping upgrade and reinforce the existing 132 kV electricity transmission grid.

This win showcases the widened product scope and extended capabilities of CG that enable the company to offer optimal solutions to customers who are looking for integrated systems in smart power transmission. The technological up-gradation will help reach efficient power supply to end customers.

The delivery will include all electrical engineering works, 12 power transformers, medium voltage and high voltage Gas Insulated Switchgear (GIS) and SCADA/control and protection systems for the high voltage substations. The project is expected to be completed by August 2014.

CEO and Managing Director Laurent Demortier of Avantha Group Company CG said: “We thank the Ministry of Electricity in Iraq for renewing their trust in CG, which has supported Iraq for the last 25 years and helped build its electrical infrastructure. CG has supplied high quality, reliable T&D products and has a successful track record of building similar substations in the Middle East region. We look forward to strengthening our relationship with the Ministry in Iraq as a long-standing partner.”

For further information, please contact:

Ms. Paula Sengupta
Global Head – Corp. Comms.
CG (Crompton Greaves Limited)
CG House, 1st floor
Worli, Mumbai 400 030, India
T: +91 22 24237516 / 67558771
paula.sengupta@cgglobal.com


Dr.Jan Declercq
Chief Technology Officer
CG Antwerpsesteenweg 167
2800 Mechelen, Belgium
T: +32 15 283 240
jan.declercq@cgglobal.com

Source: Business Wire India

BusinessWireIndia

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