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Western Region Strengthening Scheme- XIX (WRSS-XIX), India [free access]

September 4, 2018

Developer: Yet to be awarded


Project detail and status: The project involves establishment of a transmission system for the Western Region Strengthening Scheme- XIX (WRSS-XIX).


The project is divided into the following parts.


Part A: Additional 400 kV outlets from 765/400 kV Banaskantha substation


Part B: Establishment of new substation at Vapi/Ambethi area and itsassociated transmission lines.


Part C: Additional inter-state transmission system (ISTS) feed to Navi Mumbai 400/220 kV substation of POWERGRID



In August 2018, the bid process coordinator (BPC) for the project – PFC Consulting Limited (PFCCL), a subsidiary of state-owned Power Finance Corporation (PFC)i –ssued request for qualification (RfQ) for the selection of a transmission service provider (TSP) via the tariff-based competitive bidding (TBCB) route. The project will be implemented on a build, own, operate and maintain (BOOM) basis.