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Toshiba Win Orders for UHV Transformers Package in India

Transmission & Distribution Systems (India) Pvt. Ltd. to manufacture orders at its recently expanded facilities
11 Jul, 2016

TOKYO&HYDERABAD — Transmission & Distribution Systems (India) Pvt. Ltd., Toshiba Corporation’s (TOKYO: 6502) Indian subsidiary in the power transmission and distribution business, has won two major turnkey orders from power distribution companies in India: to supply Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) with a UHV transformer package of seven 765kV transformers, with a capacity of 500MVA; and an EPC contract to supply Odisha Power Transmission Corporation Limited (OPTCL) with 220kV substation incorporating gas insulated switchgears (GIS).

The transformers and GIS will be manufactured at TTDI’s recently completed state-of-the-art facility in Hyderabad. Transformers will be delivered for installation at PGCIL’s Cuddapah substation in Andhra Pradesh state, which is scheduled to start operation in November 2017. OPTCL’s GIS substation is scheduled to start operation in June 2017

In India, the efficiency of UHV transformers in transmitting large capacity output from power plants is spurring demand, GIS, which make it possible to construct compact   substations, are also expected to see increased demand in urban area as property values rise.

In 2013, Toshiba acquired the T&D transformer and switchgear businesses of Vijai Electricals Ltd., one of India's leading manufacturers of distribution transformers, as the basis for establishing TTDI. Toshiba subsequently invested in increased capacity at TTDI, and has made it a core production base for the supply of world-class products and services in India and the wider global market.
Dr. Katsutoshi Toda, Chairman & Managing Director of TTDI said, “These orders are a testimony to the trust our customers have put in our high performance, reliable and cost-competitive products made in India, complemented with our speedy maintenance and management service. Since establishing TTDI in 2013, we have proceeded withtechnical transfers of Toshiba’s key T&D products along with introduction of Toshiba’s quality management processes. Consolidating our investment in India, we completed augmentation of UHV/EHV/HV Power Transformer manufacturing capacity of our Facilities in Hyderabad [India] by 50% to cater to increased demand and have an established manufacturing and testing facilities for UHV/EHV/HV Gas Insulated Switchgears (GIS) and MV Solid Insulated Switchgears (SIS).


Toshiba Group will continue to contribute to stable electricity supply and the realization of low-carbon economies in emerging markets, and to deliver T&D products that win high customer satisfaction.

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