Fastest execution of power substation
Project Name: PGCIL substation
Location: Andhra Pradesh
Specification: MEIL has constructed 500 MVA, three Auto Transformers with 400/220 kV capacity and a Bus Reactor of 125 MVAR.
Achievements/Awards: Best Debutant Award, Limca Book of Records, the Indian Book of Records and the Asia Book of Records.
Setting goals, completing projects ahead of time and implementing complex projects effectively, set a company apart. The MEIL has set a record by completing the 400/220 kV substation at Nambulapulakunta in Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh.
The company executed the project under harsh climatic conditions, in keeping with international standards. Typically, it takes 15-18 months for designing, engineering, testing and installing a substation. The company brought this time down by 2-2.5 times.
The Government of India body, PGCIL, conceptualised the plan to set up a 400/220 kV substation at Nambulapulakunta in 2015 to connect to the Ultra Mega Solar Power Plant. The company completed the project in just seven months, for which the Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) appreciated the quality standards maintained while executing the project.
After handing over the project, the PGCIL expressed satisfaction over the functioning of the substation. The project features on the PGCIL’s website through a post by the then Central power minister on his Facebook account. PGCIL also felicitated the company with the ‘Best Debutante Award’ for raising the bar with regards to project completion timelines. The company has also bagged place in the Limca Book of Records, the Indian Book of Records and the Asia Book of Records, for the fastest implementation of the power substation project in the country.