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10th Apr. 2014
Press Release - CG to supply ZIV Substation Automation Systems to monitor and improve PGCIL’s transmission capacity in Jharkhand, India

  • Supply of six 220/132/33 kV Substation Automation Systems
  • Manufacture and supply ZIV protection relays and systems
  • CG’s first SAS order from PGCIL



Mumbai, April 10, 2014: Avantha Group Company CG’s Automation Business Unit has bagged a deal from Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (PGCIL) to supply six Substation Automation Systems (SAS) in Jharkhand, India. The SAS, which will be jointly managed with CG’s Engineering Projects Division, India, is intended to help monitor and improve PGCIL’s transmission capacity across the state.


The deal involves supplying six 220/132/33 kV ZIV 61850 SAS to Govindpur, Manoharpur, Jaduguda, Dalbhumgarh, Jamtara, and Rourkela in Jharkhand, India. The order includes the manufacture and supply of ZIV protection and control relays, automation systems and engineering services. CG intelligent substation automation solutions are a key element to develop a safer and more efficient network.


The company’s cost-effective substation automation solutions based on open standards simplify future expansion and maintainability and minimise lifetime costs. CG will utilise resources at its automation unit in Bangalore to provide local support during commissioning services. CG’s new site in Bangalore houses India`s first-ever, state-of-the-art facility for manufacturing Intelligent Electronic Devices and systems, both for Substation Automation and Smart Grid applications. CG will bring automation technologies and solutions that have been proven in similar climatic conditions in countries like Argentina, Mexico and Brazil.


After acquiring ZIV, CG is a key provider and an important player in the global smart grid market where it offers ZIV metering, protection, communication and automation solutions. CG offers innovative Substation Automation Systems (SAS) and Distribution Automation Solutions (DAS) commercialized under the ZIV® brand.


CG’s other business dealing with PGCIL is its maiden order for the manufacture of 765kV transformers. PGCIL, one of the largest power transmission utilities in the world, is developing a robust Integrated National Grid and participating in the Indian Government’s flagship programme, ‘Power for all’. Through the execution of this order, CG will qualify as a complete solutions provider which can build an intelligent integrated SAS, engineered around high-end technology products. CG aims to widen its Substation Automation and Smart Grid offer spectrum and play a major role in strengthening the country’s power networks.


Speaking on the PGCIL order, Avantha Group Company CG’s CEO and Managing Director, Laurent Demortier, said: “We thank PGCIL for this order. We are proud to bring state-of-the-art automation technology to PGCIL to contribute to a safer, efficient and stable grid. The substation automation systems delivered to PGCIL are part of the Smart Grid offering that CG has acquired following the acquisition of ZIV in 2012.”


Mr. Laurent Demortier, CEO and Managing Director of CG




About CG


Avantha Group Company CG is a global pioneering leader in the management and application of electrical energy. With more than 15,000 employees across its operations in around 85 countries, CG provides electrical products, systems and services for utilities, power generation, industries, and consumers. The company is organized into four business groups: Power, Industrial, Automation, and Consumer. CG clocks US$ 2.3 billion in revenues from product lines that cover the entire value chain of engineering offerings.


CG’s Automation headquarters located in Bilbao, Spain, hosts the center of excellence for the development of CG’s smart grid solutions commercialized under the ZIV® brand.


For more information on CG, please visit: www.cgglobal.com.



About Avantha


The Rs. 25,000 crores (US$4bn) Avantha Group is one of India`s leading business conglomerates. Its successful entities in diversified sectors include Crompton Greaves (power transmission and distribution equipment and services), BILT (paper and pulp), The Global Green Company Limited (food processing), Biltech Building Elements Limited (infrastructure), Avantha Power (energy), Salient Business Solutions Limited (IT and ITES), Jg Glass (glass containers)


With a global footprint, the Group operates in 90 countries with more than 25,000 employees worldwide. Led by Gautam Thapar, Avantha demonstrates strong leadership globally and emerges as a focused corporate, leveraging its knowledge, leadership and operations, adding lasting value for its stakeholders and investors.


For more information on Avantha, please visit www.avanthagroup.com.



For further information, please contact:


Ms. Paula Sengupta
Global Head - Communications
CG (Crompton Greaves Limited)
CG House, 10th floor
Worli, Mumbai 400 030, India

Mrs. Shravani Dang
Vice President
Group Head - Corporate Communications
Avantha Group 1st Floor, Thapar House,
24, Janpath Lane, New Delhi 110 001

T : +91 22 24237516 / 67558771


Tel (D): +91 11 41699282
Tel (B): +91 11 23368332


Itziar Lasaosa
CG Automation Communications Manager
PT Zamudio, 210. Zamudio.
Bizkaia. Spain.


Tel : 34 625709727

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