Sterlite Power Partners with 4 EPC, OEM Players to Execute its Lakadia Vadodara Transmission Project

Sterlite Power, which is among the leading global developers in power transmission space, has entered into partnership with four major players in the EPC and OEM space, with an aim to execute it’s Green Energy Corridor (GEC) project – Lakadia Vadodara Transmission Project Ltd (LVTPL).

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Thus, the company has joined hands with GE T&D India Ltd, Unitech Power Transmission Ltd (UPTL), Tata Projects Ltd (TPL) and Associate Power Structures Pvt. Ltd (APSPL).

As per the deal signed, GE will design, construct, test and commission 765kV GIS substation at Vadodara and 765kV AIS substation at Lakadia in Gujarat.

On the other hand, Tata Projects Ltd, Associate Power Structures Pvt. Ltd and Unitech Power Transmission Ltd will provide the Engineering Procurement and Construction (EPC) related supply, erection, testing and commissioning of 343 kms of transmission lines for the project.

Commenting on these partnerships, Pratik Agarwal, Managing Director of Sterlite Power, said that “this Green Energy Corridor project is very special for Sterlite Power since it will help our country to achieve its renewable energy target, and fight climate change by creating a cleaner alternative to fossil fuel-based energy. With established EPC and OEM partners onboard, we are best prepared to deliver this complex project within the timelines while maintaining the highest standards of quality, as well as health and safety of our workforce.”

The company had won this project (WRSS 21 – Part B) through tariff-based competitive bidding (TBCB) in August last year and acquired the Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) in December 2019.

“GE team has been associated with Sterlite Power from the beginning of their journey in the T&D domain and the experience has been mutually rewarding. We are excited to partner with them for the prestigious Lakadia-Vadodara GEC project. We have been working together with their teams on this project right from the bidding stage. This partnership is an endorsement of Sterlite Power’s trust in us, our pioneering solutions and our strong capabilities in the power transmission space,” commented Pitamber Shivnani, CEO of GE Grid Solutions.

This project involves laying of more than 300 kms of 765 kV double-circuit transmission lines connecting 765/400 KV Lakadia substation to Vadodara substation in Gujarat.

On the significance and completion of the project, Vivek Gautam, COO of Tata Projects Ltd, said that “it’s an honour for us to once again partner with Sterlite Power, to execute yet another challenging project which is the first of its kind GEC project. Our proven expertise, technological know-how and management excellence in delivering high impact power transmission projects has established us as a strong player in the transmission segment. We are confident of overcoming all challenges and delivering this project safely and successfully on or before scheduled completion.”

“We have successfully partnered with Sterlite Power in the past and would like to continue our success story with GEC as well. As a leading engineering player in the power transmission space, we are eager to provide our absolute solutions and services towards executing the project of national importance,” added M.K. Agarwal, CEO & Director of Unitech Power Transmission Ltd.

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Manu Tayal

Manu Tayal

Manu is an Associate Editor at Saur Energy International where she writes and edits clean & green energy news, featured articles and interview industry veterans with a special focus on solar, wind and financial segments.

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