Infrastructure developer Sterlite Power on 18th October 2021 announced it has bagged a Rs 324 crore order for setting up the Nangalbibra-Bongaigaon inter-state power transmission project through tariff-based competitive bidding.
"The project elements consist of a new 220/132 kV substation at Nangalbibra and laying of 130 km of 400kV D/c transmission line connecting Bongaigaon in Assam to Nangalbibra in Meghalaya across the river Brahmaputra. The project will also have 20 km of 132kV D/c line connecting Hatsinghmari in Assam to Ampati in Meghalaya," the company said in a statement.
Sterlite Power has also completed the NER-II project, an inter-state transmission scheme spanning across the north-eastern states of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, and Tripura. The Sterlite Power said it will use its experience in implementing river-crossing solutions across the Ganges to address the challenge of long span river crossing across the Brahmaputra River.
The company now has a portfolio of 26 projects in India and Brazil, including projects under development and those that have been sold. It is focused on integrating renewable energy sources to the transmission grids.