AREVA’s Transmission and Distribution division in India has been awarded a prestigious eBOP (electrical Balance of Plant) contract by L&T Power for state utility Madhya Pradesh Power Generating Company Ltd (MPPGCL).

This major contract, worth approximately 1200 MINR (€18 million), is for the supply and installation of electrical Balance of Plant solutions for two 600 MW thermal power plants at Malwa in southwest Madhya Pradesh.

As part of the project, AREVA T&D will manufacture and install a 400-/220-kV Air-insulated Substation (AIS), as well as distribution and power transformers and low voltages switchboards.

The Malwa plant is scheduled for commissioning in September 2011. The project is being funded by the state government and the Power Finance Corp.

Electrical Balance of Plant is the internal power system or network within a power or industrial facility that transforms controls, protects and distributes electricity where it is required.

L&T Power, Vadodara, is the main contractor of Madhya Pradesh Power Generating Co.