GE has recently achieved yet another milestone in its Make in India journey with the commencement of dedicated 765kV gas insulated substation (GIS) manufacturing line at its high voltage transmission equipment manufacturing facility at Padappai in Chennai.
The dedicated 765kV GIS line is equipped with the most modern assembly and testing facilities including a dedicated HV test transformer of 1000kV for carrying power frequency withstand test as part of factory acceptance test (FAT). The GIS manufacturing facility also doubles up as the competence center for 765 kV GIS.
The 765kV GIS breakers have been designed, developed and manufactured at Chennai in collaboration with the center of excellence for GIS in GE Grid Solutions, France. Its sub-assembly and the manufacturing of components have been successfully type-tested as per latest IEC standards.
Rathin Basu, Managing Director, GE T&D India Limited, said, "To cater to the growing demand for 765 kV GIS in India and to make India self-sufficient in this technology, a dedicated manufacturing line for 765 kV GIS products with advanced testing facilities has been established at our world-class facility in Chennai. We have continuously invested, localized and introduced the latest technologies in India. We are extremely upbeat about the opportunities as well as the far-reaching benefits that the country will accrue with the roll out of this advanced technology in the T&D space."