CTC Global is pleased to announce that Punjab State Transmission Corporation Limited in India completed their first two ACCC® Conductor Installations earlier this year. The project included reconductoring their 12.8 ckm 132 kV line from the 220 kV Verpal Substation to the 132 kV Mall Mandi Substation and their 5 ckm double circuit 220 kV line from the 400 kV Ludhiana (PGCIL) substation to the 220 kV Lalton Kalan substation.
The Verpal – Mandi line is one of the alternate supply lines to the famous Golden Temple of Amritsar and its nearby region. PSTCL selected Casablanca size ACCC® Conductor for their 132 kV line and Drake size ACCC® Conductor for the 220 kV lines. Gupta Power Infrastructure Limited manufactured the ACCC® Conductor and also provided engineering and installation services. ACCC Master Installer Bapi Ghosh was onsite to provide training and support. The crews used ZECK, TESMEC and OMAC stringing equipment. TAG provided ACCC® Hardware.
The reconductoring project enabled the use of existing lattice structures that included crossings of the Delhi-Amritsar National highway and two electrified railway crossings. The project was completed during the winter with temperatures approaching 0 degrees Celsius. Infrared Thermography Inspections were conducted after both lines were energized, both of which confirmed excellent results.
The ACCC® Conductor has been installed and energized in nearly 150 Projects in 21 out of 28 states in India.