Globally, transnational undersea power transmission lines have been laid till date only between Britain and France, for transmission of 2,000 Mw of electricity.
Earlier, the project was expected to be completed by 2013, but has been delayed. The line is expected to take 1,000 Mw. The 285-km power link, including submarine cables over a stretch of 50 km, will enable the two countries to trade surplus power.
# The project is estimated to cost Rs 2,500-3,000 crore
# PGCIL will jointly implement it with the Ceylon Electricity Board
# Till date, transnational undersea power transmission lines have been laid only between Britain and France
# The line is expected to take 1,000 Mw
# The power link, including submarine cables over a stretch of 50 km, will be 285-km long
PowerGrid offers consultancy services abroad. It has over 100 consultancy clients in the power sector, the services including new transmission lines, substations and project management services.
Last year, it had secured an engineering consultancy assignment for two 400Kv sub-stations and associated overhead transmission lines in Dubai from Dubai Electricity & Water Authority. It is also providing consultancy to neighbouring Bangladesh to set up a 400 Kv HVDC network, besides planning to install transmission lines from the Bangladesh border. Similar opportunities are being explored in Nepal and Bhutan.
Source- Business standard