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Crompton Greaves setting up Ultra High Voltage Research Centre at Nasik Print E-mail
Written by Vivek   
Tuesday, 19 April 2011
Mumbai: Crompton Greaves Ltd (CG) is setting up of one of the world's largest Ultra High Voltage (1200kV) research centres at Nasik, as part of their Global R&D initiative. The centre is slated to be operational by 2012.

The company is making initial investment of approximately Rs. 40 crore to establish this research centre and will further augment the infrastructure in next three years by spending additional Rs. 20 crore.

This research centre will be a centre of excellence for high voltage technologies, to develop new UHV products with enhanced reliability and achieve self reliance in this advanced technology area. The centre, which is an extension of their Global R&D centre, will enhance their in-house research capabilities to optimize the designs and upgrade the products and services.

Having achieved expertise in the manufacture of high voltage power products up to 800 kV, this move to set up this UHV research centre at its Ambad plant in Nashik city is a step towards fulfilling its cherished objective of positioning itself as the dominant player in the Ultra High Voltage arena in the days to come.

"This is indeed a momentous occasion for CG and the research activities planned here would tremendously enhance the technological capabilities of CG in this advanced technological arena," said S M Trehan, Managing Director, CG , after performing the 'Bhoomipujan' and laying the foundation stone of the UHV research centre at their Switchgear Complex.

CG has developed indigenously three major products required for 1200 kV research station being established by Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL), the largest power utility in India. The company has indigenously designed, developed & manufactured 800 kV Power Transformer, Gas Circuit Breakers, Instrument Transformers and Surge Arresters & 1200 kV power products.

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