Avantha Group owned CG has inked a contract with the State Utility of Paraguay – Administracion Nacional de Electricidad (ANDE) for supply of 19 single and three phase transformers amounting to a total of 683.3 MVA, for expansion of the country’s 220 kV Electricity Network. The The Paraguayan grid has 1.3 million customers and approx 32,000 kms of distribution lines. It has been growing at 4 percent per annum since 2009.
Commenting on the contract, Avantha Group Company CG’s CEO & Managing Director, Laurent Demortier said, “CG’s global expertise in power transmission and distribution is now making its presence felt in the South American region too.”
According to the contract, CG, will manufacture the transformers in India and will be supplying them in three lots – spare parts, supervision of installation and commissioning and on-site training. In addition, CG will be also assisting ANDE in addressing its distribution losses, for which CG has also bagged a contract for the manufacture, supply and installation of 30,000 Smart Meters in the grid.
CG presently has a consolidated global manufacturing capacity of 95,000 MVA; 46,000 MVA in Asia, 31,000 MVA in Europe, and 18,000 MVA in North America.