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  • Vijai Electricals Hands over 1200 kV World’s Highest Voltage, Power Transformer to Power Grid Corporation of India Limited

    Published on July 18, 2011

    Hyderabad:  Vijai Electricals Limited, a Hyderabad based company and one of the largest and leading manufacturers – exporters of Power and Distribution Transformers celebrated the handing over of the world’s Highest voltage Power Transformer on 17th July, 2011.

    In a glittering ceremonial function, Mr. Jai Ramesh, the CMD of Vijai Electricals Limited handed over the 333 MVA, 1200 kV class, Ultra High Voltage Power Transformer to Mr. S.K. Chaturverdi, the Chairman & Managing Director of Power Grid Corporation of India Limited.

    Several dignitaries graced the occasion : Mr. C Damodar Raja Narasimha – Deputy Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Mr. T. Nandeshwar Goud – Member of AP Legislative Assembly, Patancheru, Ms. Sudha Malhotra, Chief General Manager – MCG II, State Bank of India, Hyderabad, Mr. Shingo Wada – C.E.O, Power Transformer Division, Daihen Corporation, Japan and other key persons of Power Utilities, Industrialists and senior Government officials.

    1200 kV is the highest voltage which no other country has. Vijai Electricals took the challenge of developing a 333 MVA, 1200 kV single phase autotransformer and accomplished the same.

    Commensurate with Government of India’s plan for augmentation of installed Power Generation capacity and corresponding Transmission Corridors, the country would need in the near future, 1200 kV AC as next transmission voltage for bulk transfer of power of the order of 3000 to 6000 MW per line from power generation complexes in East and North East to load centers located in Northern and Western Regions. 1200 kV AC shall be the highest transmission voltage (UHV) in the world. To develop this Frontier Technology indigenously, Power Grid Corporation of India took a lead to establish a 1200 kV Test station at Bina (Madhya Pradesh) with experimental line of 1.6 km and this transformer developed by Vijai Electricals Ltd. will be installed at the substation.

    Welcoming the guests on the occasion, Mr. Jai Ramesh, the CMD of Vijai Electricals Limited informed, “Vijai Electricals created a history when its magnum opus, 333 MVA, 1200 kV single phase auto transformer was successfully developed with in-house technology, know-how and expertise, at our World Class manufacturing facilities at Rudraram works, Hyderabad.”