French firm Areva’s Indian arm Areva T&D said it has bagged a contract from Reliance Power for the execution of a solar power project.

Areva T&D India’s transmission business, now part of Alstom Grid, has been awarded a Rs 40 crore contract by Reliance Power for design and construction of the 350-MW Doorsar solar power plant in Rajasthan, a company statement said.

The turnkey contract involves the design and construction of the sub-station, including transformers, control, protection, monitoring systems and civil works at the plant.

"Areva T&D India is proud to partner with Reliance Power in this prestigious project to offer its sub-station for the country’s largest solar power plant," Areva T&D India Limited Managing Director Rathin Basu said.

On June 7, 2010, the global activities of Areva T&D were acquired by a consortium of Alstom and Schneider Electric. Following this acquisition, high voltage transmission and power electronics activities were put under the control of Alstom and medium voltage activities under the control of Schneider Electric.

However, Areva T&D India will continue to operate under the Areva T&D name until the appropriate judicial process for separation of the businesses, according to Indian regulations, has been completed.