Alipurduar Transmission (ATL), a wholly owned subsidiary of Kalpataru Power Transmission (KPTL), has successfully connected Element‐1, ie Alipurduar – Siliguri Line with the Interconnection Facilities of the grid. Last year, ATL had commissioned Element‐2, ie, Kishanganj – Darbhanga Line. With this connection of Element 1, the project has reached full commissioning.
ATL was set up as part of inter‐state transmission system for strengthening and transfer of power from new hydroelectric power projects in Bhutan to India. The project involved design, financing, construction, commissioning, operation and maintenance of 325 kms of 400 KV transmission line. The project comprises of two elements namely Alipurduar – Siliguri Line (Element 1) and Kishanganj – Darbhanga Line (Element 2). ATL has won this project on BOOM basis through competitive bidding process from REC Transmission Projects Company (RECTPCL) for a period of 35 years.
The transmission line will improve access to power and contribute to the development of the states of Bihar and West Bengal. The project is an important milestone for KPTL as it is executed over some of the toughest terrains in the country overcoming challenging logistical hurdles and weather conditions.
Commenting on the completion achievements, Pawan Kant, President (Long Term Assets & PPP), KPTL said “It gives us immense pride to complete and commission both the elements of the ATL Transmission Asset. This establishes KPTL as a marquee player in the asset owned power transmission business. Earlier during the year, we have entered into binding agreements with CLP India (CLP) to divest our stake in 3 (Three) power transmission assets including ATL. With the complete commissioning of ATL, we will now steadfast the process of divesting the ATL Transmission Asset to CLP in accordance with the conditions of the TSA.”
@EPC World Media