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Sterlite Grid Successfully Type Tests Towers for 765 kV Double and Single Circuit Transmission Line Projects

PUNE, India, September 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Tower Designs Indigenously Developed by Sterlite Grid

Sterlite Grid Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sterlite Technologies Limited (STL), today announced that it has successfully completed full-scale type testing for its 765 kV double circuit Dharamjaygarh-Jabalpur transmission line (JTCL) project for all the four types of towers.

Sterlite Grid had earlier completed tower testing for its 765 kV single circuit towers for it Bhopal Dhule (BDTCL) Project. All tested tower designs have been indigenously developed by Sterlite Grid which holds copyrights for the said designs.

"We perform full-scale prototype testing on a wide variety of structures and have the unique distinction of being one of the few companies in the world to have a portfolio of tested tower designs at 765 kV class for both single as well as double circuit configurations. Our in-house engineering, procurement and project management capabilities give us an unmatched ability to get a transmission tower project done on time and on budget," says Ajay Bhardwaj, COO and Business Head, Sterlite Grid Limited.

Sterlite currently has a portfolio of three projects with a total value of about Rs. 40 Billion (~US$ 0.9 Billion). These transmission systems would evacuate and transmit power through a network of about 2200 km of transmission lines and 2 substations; in the Indian states of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, Bihar and Assam.

About Sterlite Grid Limited:

Sterlite Grid Limited is a fully owned subsidiary of Sterlite Technologies Limited. The Company is executing multi-million dollar power transmission system projects, pan-India via its fully owned subsidiary companies - East-North Interconnection (ENICL), Bhopal-Dhule Transmission (BDTCL) and Jabalpur Transmission (JTCL).

About Sterlite Technologies Limited:

Sterlite Technologies Limited ("Sterlite") [BSE: 532374, NSE: STRTECH] is a leading global provider of connectivity solutions for the power and telecom industries. Equipped with a product portfolio that includes power conductors, optical fibers, telecommunication cables and a comprehensive telecom systems / solutions portfolio, Sterlite's vision is to 'Connect every home on the planet'. Sterlite is also executing multi-million dollar power transmission system projects, pan-India.

Primary Media Contact: Sarita Kutty, [email protected], 91-22-61140555

Secondary Media Contact: Vishal Aggarwal, [email protected], 91-20-30514000

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