Siemens Ltd has won an order worth approximately Rs 570 crore to supply static synchronous compensator(STATCOM) solutions to Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (PGCIL). The scope of the order includes design, engineering, supply, civil, installation, testing and commissioning of STATCOMs at four substation locations of PGCIL: Ranchi, Rourkela, Kishenganj and Jeypore across the states of Bihar, Jharkhand and Odisha.
Siemens’ technology will result in the installation of one of the world’s largest STATCOM projects at 400 kV level with a dynamic swing range of 2000 MVAr and 1250 MVAr mechanically switched components. The 400 kV STATCOMs are being manufactured at Siemens’ manufacturing plant at Goa. With fast response time of STATCOM controls, power consumers will be benefitted in the form of constant grid voltage and frequency leading to availability of uninterrupted quality power.