BHOPAL DHULE TRANSMISSION PROJECT (BDTCL)

Bhopal Dhule Transmission Company Limited (BDTCL) was incorporated on September 8, 2009. It entered into a transmission service agreement dated December 7, 2010 with PFC. The BDTCL project was awarded to SGL1 by the Ministry of Power on January 31, 2011 for a 35-year period from the scheduled commercial operation date of the BDTCL Project on a BOOM basis.

PROJECT STORY

Frequent changes in state laws, delay in clearances, authorization under Section 164 of the Electricity Act, and delay in allotment of land for the Bhopal Substation were a major challenge during the planning phase for the project. Whereas, force majeure events and a change in applicable tax rates served as challenges during the execution phase of the project.

Our team looked to overcome the delays that were caused during the planning phase using technology in the execution phase. To bring the project back on track and commission it ahead of schedule, we utilized heli-stringing, where helicopters help connect the conductors between transmission towers. By doing this, crops in the region were left untouched, the soil was not damaged, and the project could be accelerated substantially.

The BDTCL project ensures that Bhopal substation receives reliable EHV power delivery of 2,000 MW in Madhya Pradesh. The 400 D/C kV Line can facilitate transfer of nearly 1,000 MW of power to Dhule as well, allowing for the power needs in the industrial city to be met.

Project Detail

BDTCL was fully commissioned in June 2015. BDTCL was awarded a Silver Shield for the year 2013-2014 in the category of ‘Early Completion of Transmission Projects’ by the Ministry of Power for its Dhule sub-station.

The Company’s project involves establishment of four 765 kV Single Circuit and two 400 kV Double Circuit Transmission lines that would strengthen the transmission system in the Indian States of Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Gujarat. The project has been awarded on a ‘Build, Own, Operate and Maintain’ (BOOM) basis, wherein the transmission lines would be commissioned and the Company would operate and maintain the same for a minimum tenure of 35 years.

Dynamic challenges faced by the businesses today require companies to evolve with changing times to remain competitive and accordingly the Directors of the Company are working in the direction of bringing in some measures to improve the performance and profitability of the Company. The company is also planning to adopt various strategies and plans which would be advantageous and in the best interests of the Company.