Toshiba Transmission bags Rs 226-crore contract for 8,000 distribution transformers in Kenya

Toshiba Transmission and Distribution Systems (India) Pvt Ltd (TTDI) on Wednesday said it has bagged Rs 226 crore contract from Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC) for around 8,000 distribution transformers.

In a statement, TTDI said the ‘Made in India’, transformers will be from the company’s manufacturing facility in Hyderabad.

“The order entails installation of distribution transformers along transmission and substation networks connecting power plants and end-consumers in Nairobi, Mombasa and surrounding regions,” it further said.

TTDI will fulfil the order over a period of three years, starting in June 2016.

“The repeat order from KPLC for distribution transformers reinforces our commitment to establish India as a manufacturing base and export hub for African countries and is a testimony to the superior quality products made in India by Toshiba,” TTDI Chairman and Managing Director Katsutoshi Toda said.

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In September 2015, TTDI had first received an order for about 4,000 distribution transformers from KPLC.