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Indian ATL wins two transmission projects in Gujarat and Tamil Nadu [free access]

December 27, 2021

India’s private transmission network developer, Adani Transmission Limited (ATL), has won two projects, which will offer connectivity to crucial renewable energy projects in Gujarat and Tamil Nadu. Both the contracts have been awarded via tariff based competitive bidding (TBCB) process by PFC Consulting Limited, the former owner of the special purpose vehicles (SPV)—Karur Transmission Limited in Tamil Nadu and Khavda-Bhuj Transmission Limited in Gujarat—created for undertaking works under the aforementioned projects.


In Tamil Nadu, ATL has been awarded the INR20 million, 400 kV Karur Transmission Project which involves the construction of a 2x500 MVA, 400/230 kV Karur pooling station between the Karur and Tiruppur wind energy zones for evacuation of wind energy.


In addition, it won the contract for the INR1.2 billion Khavda-Bhuj project in Gujarat, which will be the largest renewable evacuation system in India. The latter project will help evacuate about 3 GW of renewable energy from Khavda, Gujarat. The location is being developed to be India's single largest hub of solar and wind power generation systems with estimated capacity of close to 30 GW.


The Khavda-Bhuj project will involve approximately 220 circuit-km (ckm) of transmission line between the Khavda and Bhuj pooling stations, and a 765 kV, 4500 MVA substation. There are numerous transmission projects planned by the Government of India for the evacuation of renewable energy from this region, but this is the first to be implemented.


ATL will build, own, operate and maintain (BOOM) the transmission projects in both the states for a period of 35 years.