The Transmission and Distribution (T&D) business of the Company operates on Engineering Procurement Construction (EPC) basis in power transmission and distribution sector. With its execution capacities, large manufacturing capabilities for Transmission Tower & Conductor and Customer focus the Company is recognised as a leading player in India.
The Company has also been expanding its footings into overseas countries and executing EPC contracts in Algeria, Kenya, Afghanistan and also supplying towers to Nigeria, Ethiopia, Ghana, Sri Lanka, Oman, etc. With the thrust on privatization of Transmission Lines involving large investments in BOOT / BOO basis, the division is well positioned to capture the business opportunity having large manufacturing capacity for towers as well as conductors.
To cater to the ever growing power consumption, rapid industrialization and huge energy deficit, the Government of India had planned to make large capital expenditure in the 11th Five Year Plan in the Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution segments and set a target of adding about 78000 MW of additional capacity. This will enable your company to cater to the ever growing demand of power transmission and distribution.
Government had initiated several Schemes including Accelerated Power Development and Reforms Programme (APDRP) and the Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana (RGGVY) for bringing about qualitative improvements of the power distribution systems and electrification of all rural households and villages in India. The electrical energy requirement is expected to grow about 8% per annum.
Gammon India is also looking for international opportunities in transmission and distribution business in Africa, Middle East and Central Asia.
With the addition of third tower manufacturing plant at Deoli, Wardha district, the capacity has been enhanced to 110000MT per annum. In addition to this, state of the art Tower Testing Station (R&D Centre) to test towers up to 1200 kV has been set up at Deoli.
During the year, the Company successfully commissioned seven projects covering more than 748 Kms transmission lines of 765 and 400 KV and 2441 km of distribution lines. The company also tested 735 kV towers for Canada and 400 kV Towers for Indian clients
During the year, the Company was successful in securing transmission line orders for more than 1375 Kms in various voltage classes from domestic and overseas markets.
The Company has also forayed into manufacturing of high mast poles with the setting up of its subsidiary, Tranrsrail Lighting Ltd. (TLL) which was commissioned in September 2010. The Company has in-house design, pole manufacturing capacity of 30000 MT per annum which are required for Street Lights, Telecom, Stadiums, power transmission & distribution etc.