Dana Point, CA, November 21, 2014 – Mercury Cable & Energy (“Mercury”), the leading developer of High Voltage Composite Reinforced Conductors (“HVCRC”) for electrical transmission lines, is pleased to announce its international affiliate in conjunction with Gupta Power Infrastructure Limited (GPIL) has been awarded a significant project in the Indian State of Odisha by the state utility OPTCL (Odisha Power Transmission Corporation LTD).
The project re-conductors a key segment in the transmission grid in the State of Odisha and the increased ampacity of HVCRC Conductor provided OPTCL with a solution for a critical congestion problem in the Odisha Grid. In utilizing the HVCRC Smart Conductor, OPTCL was able to upgrade the existing lines without replacing any of the key infrastructures. Mercury’s affiliate is currently pursuing additional projects in the India marketplace.
GPIL manufactures HVCRC conductor in the Indian market under the brand name of “G TRANS – HVCRC CONDUCTOR”. HVCRC Conductors are revolutionizing the construction of Indian Transmission lines providing the best solution to the acute power crisis for Indian Power Utilities. The “G TRANS – High Ampacity Low Sag HVCRC CONDUCTOR” as a replacement of conventional conductors can be strung on the existing towers thereby completely resolving the difficult Right of Way problem Indian Utilities face. HVCRC is the latest, best & ultimate Smart Conductor offering in India, providing unmatched efficiency over the conventional ACSR & AAAC Conductors with innumerable advantages for construction of India’s Smart Grid and supporting the concept of a modern more efficient transmission grid.
“We are pleased to participate in this project with Gupta Power”, said Ron Morris, CEO of Mercury. “As a global leader in the manufacture of wire and cable products, Gupta Power is an ideal fit for the implementation of Mercury’s HVCRC products into India.”
Gupta Power Infrastructure Limited is a leading manufacturer of cables and conductors in India. Established in 1961, Gupta Power is an ISO and AHSAS accredited company with a worldwide brand presence. Over the past 50 years, through its stringent quality control and attention to customer service GPIL has experienced steady growth in sales volume, manufacturing capabilities and profitability. GPIL’s customer base includes POWERGRID, NTPC, NHPC, ADANI, VEDANTA and India’s State Utilities.
Mercury Cable & Energy is a privately held developer of High Voltage Composite Reinforced Conductors (HVCRC), Smart Conductors for the Smart Grid. The patented HVCRC Smart Conductor is superior to existing conductors in a number of key performance areas including:
• Up to double the current carrying capacity of ACSR
• Substantially reduces high temperature sag
• Requires fewer structures for new line construction
• Increases capacity of existing rights of way and structures through retrofitting
• Eliminates bimetallic corrosion
• Significantly reduces line losses compared to same diameter conventional and composite conductors at equal operating temperatures
For additional information please visit our web site at www.mercurycable.com.
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