Power Transmission & Distribution
Power Transmission & Distribution

With over seven decades of experience in the industry, KEC is a global leader in the Power Transmission & Distribution EPC space. This is the largest business vertical of the Company.

The Company has capabilities to design, manufacture, test, supply and erect transmission lines on turnkey basis up to 1,200 kV, along with end-to-end solutions for underground HT and EHV cabling works. The Company also executes turnkey EPC projects that involve High Voltage Electrical Switching and Distribution Substations across the globe. The business specialises in concept-to-commissioning of projects that include;

  • High Voltage Air Insulated Substations (AIS) up to 1150 kV
  • Gas Insulated Substations (GIS) up to 765 kV
  • Hybrid Substations up to 220 kV

KEC is at the forefront of building some of the most iconic and complex power infrastructure projects in the world’s harshest terrains and conditions.

Aided by a pool of highly experienced professionals who are constantly committed to delivering projects ahead of time, KEC has developed unmatched strength in surveying, designing and engineering of complex and large towers. Its strong design and engineering skills, execution proficiency and extensive experience has helped the Company provide optimised substation solutions for its clients. Pioneering techniques in innovation, quality and speed, have enabled successful execution of projects in harsh and remote environments and difficult topographies such as mountains at an altitude of 11,500 feet above sea level, politically sensitive areas, densely populated forests and cities, rivers and seas, narrow gorges, deserts, and locations where temperature varies between -25 degree C and +50 degree C.

The Company has strong in-house design & engineering capabilities for electrical as well as structural and civil works, global supply chain management team and highly experienced project management team to deliver these projects as per customer’s requirements. From connecting the hinterland of the nation, to developed and developing countries, KEC has been powering infrastructure in over 70+ countries across South Asia, Middle East & North Africa (MENA), Rest of Africa, Central Asia, Oceania and the Americas. It has more than 30 overseas offices spread across the globe.

SAE Towers Holding LLC, United States

KEC acquired 100% stake in SAE Towers Holdings LLC (SAE Towers) in September 2010 at an enterprise value of USD 95 million. Currently, SAE Towers is a 100% wholly owned subsidiary of KEC.

Headquartered in Houston, Texas, United States, SAE Towers offers turnkey EPC services for building Transmission Lines and Substations across Brazil and Mexico.

It is the leading manufacturer of lattice transmission structures and related services in the Americas. One of the largest producers of steel lattice transmission towers in the region, SAE Towers manufactures and provides an extensive range of products and services that includes transmission towers, poles, substation structures, hardware, engineering and tower testing solutions. Through its state-of-the-art manufacturing plants located in Brazil and Mexico, the Company boast of a combined tower production capacity of 102,000 MTPA, including pole production capacity of 12,000 MTPA.

SAE Towers’ acquisition has further strengthened KEC’s global leadership in Power Transmission & Distribution space. This acquisition marked KEC’s entry into large markets of North and South America - United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil and other neighbouring countries. Post this acquisition, Americas has become one of the largest markets for the Company outside India.

You can find more about SAE Towers, here – www.saetowers.com

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