Tower parts being shipped to Sierra Leone for CLSG project

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Ahmedabad, India, Tuesday, December 11, 2018: As part of the Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) activities, the General Manager of TRANSCO CLSG, accompanied by his team was on Tuesday, December 11, 2018, taken on an inspection tour of one of the manufacturing plants operated by EPC Contractors, KALPATARU Power Transmission Limited (KPTL) in Gandhinagar (Gujarat, India).

During the tour led by KPTL VP for production, Dharmesh R. Mahant, Mr. Mohammed M. Sherif and team including the Director of Finance and Administration, Jigba J. Yilla, Engineering and Contract Specialist Mohammed Sow, Communication Officer, Sidiki Trawally and Viralkumar R. Shah, representing the Owner’s Engineer (TRACTABEL), assessed tons of transmission tower parts made of galvanized steels, ready for shipment to Sierra Leone for the Lot #4 transmission Line segment from Bikongor to Bumbuna and Yiben. Lot #4 is being implemented by KPTL.

The manufacturing plant has state-of-the-art fabrication equipment such as CNC machines, drilling machines and EOT cranes. The Company takes pride in its well-trained, skilled and specialized engineers and technicians as well as well-defined testing equipment and an established quality assurance plan offering international standard quality product.

Good news for CLSG project

An elated TRANSCO CLSG General Manager is pleased with the development in the implementation of the CLSG interconnection project. He expressed confidence in the ability of the EPC Contractors to deliver quality work thereby connecting light to the lives of the people in the beneficiary countries and beyond. “This is good news for the CLSG project,” the General Manager said as he posed for a photograph with the consignment.

Related article: Factory Acceptance Test ongoing in China, India

As one of the industry leaders in the power transmission business, KPTL provides end-to-end solution ranging from in-house designs, testing, procurement, fabrication, erection, installing and commissioning of power transmission lines. KPTL has its own Tower testing and R&D station near Gandhinagar which has sophisticated and state of art equipment.


According to company officials, the Testing station has a capacity of testing of testing up to 800 KV of Double Circuit Tower and 1200 KV of Single Circuit Tower, with 30×30 meters of base width and 85 meters of height.

It’s on this site that KPTL successfully tested the 225KV tower types for the CLSG project. The company’s strength is in its in-house R&D that is backed by a multi-disciplinary team of specialized engineers, sophisticated software and hardware facilities that provide value-added integrated engineering services for clients as part of comprehensive EPC services.


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