Alstom delivers 110 MW Chuzachen hydro-electric project in Sikkim

Alstom delivers 110 MW Chuzachen hydro-electric project in SikkimAlstom added another feather to its cap by successfully achieving the synchronisation and full load of the two 55 MW units of the Chuzachen hydro-power plant project in east district of Sikkim on April 24, 2013. The commissioning of this project is a key achievement for Alstom as it will serve as a strong reference for the hydro major in the region where it is executing three more hydro projects; namely, Teesta VI, Jorethang Loop HEP and Dikchu.With a total of 110 MW, the two units have already been handed over officially to GATI Infrastructure who has also declared the start of the commercial operation on May 16, 2013.Alstom was awarded the 110 MW Chuzachen HEP contract by Gati Infrastructure in 2007. The scope of work included turnkey execution of electro-mechanical package, comprising of hydroturbines, generators, BOP (Balance of Plant) and auxiliaries. Alstom’s hydro unit based in Vadodara has executed the works for the project.The Alstom Hydro unit at Vadodara has witnessed continuous growth in the recent years and will continue to play a vital role in addressing the increased demand for reliable, clean and affordable energy in India and around the world. So far, Alstom’s hydro facility in Vadodara has supplied major hydro power generation equipment for various projects in India and abroad. So far two third of the factory’s existing capacity caters to the India while one third of the capacity caters to export markets.Commenting on Alstom Hydro India’s remarkable achievement, Frederic Teyssedou, Unit Managing Director, Alstom Hydro India, said, “The successful commissioning of the Chuzachen project is a testament of the strong capabilities enjoyed by Alstom in the hydro arena.” He further added, “Hydropower generation is not just the answer to India’s ever-surmounting power needs but also sustainable development by aiding the creation of socio-development infrastructures and direct and indirect employment opportunities in the country. Through the know-how and technological expertise accumulated across the world, Alstom is committed to provide world-class products and solutions to meet the needs and challenges of the Indian hydro market.”

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