KEC has a global leadership position in the Power Transmission EPC space. This is the largest business vertical of the Company. With around 7 decades of experience, it has capabilities to design, manufacture, test, supply and erect transmission lines on turnkey basis up to 1,200 kV.
It has successfully executed turnkey transmission projects and supplied transmission towers in over 64 countries across South Asia, Middle East & North Africa (MENA), Rest of Africa, Central Asia and the Americas. It has more than 25 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.
About SAE Towers - Headquartered in Houston, Texas, United States, SAE Towers is the leading manufacturer of lattice transmission towers in the Americas. It has a manufacturing capacity of 100,000 MTs per annum spread over 2 locations – Brazil and Mexico. It is the largest lattice towers manufacturer in the Americas. For further information about SAE Towers, please refer website – www.saetowers.com
SAE Towers’ acquisition strengthened KEC’s global leadership in Power Transmission space. This acquisition marked KEC’s entry into large markets of North and South America - United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil and other neighboring countries. Post this acquisition, Americas has become one of the largest markets for the Company outside India.
The Company has in-house design & engineering team, in-house tower manufacturing & tower testing and excellent track record of transmission line construction, project execution and project management. Key highlights are as mentioned below -
Engineering and Design
KEC has in-house design centers in India and Americas that continuously develop innovative, construction friendly and cost-effective designs using latest softwares. It has an unparalleled strength in the design of very complex and large towers and designed multi circuit, river crossing towers. For further information, please refer http://www.kecrpg.com/engineering-and-design
Lattice Tower Manufacturing
KEC is the largest globally operated tower manufacturing Company in the world. Its total manufacturing capacity is 313,200 MTs per annum spread across five locations, three in India and one each in Brazil and Mexico. In India, plants are located in Nagpur (Maharashtra), Jabalpur (Madhya Pradesh) and Jaipur (Rajasthan). In addition to this, the Company also has association with various vendors and logistics service providers. For further information, please refer http://www.kecrpg.com/manufacturing/towermanufacturing
KEC is the only company in the world to have four tower testing stations, three in India and one in Brazil. Nagpur (Maharashtra) testing station is one of the few testing stations in the world capable of testing towers up to 1,200 kV. The tower testing station at Brazil is the largest in the America. They are capable of testing all types of towers – Lattice Towers, Guyed Towers, Tubular and Mono Poles. For further information, please refer http://www.kecrpg.com/tower-testing
Construction, Project Execution and Project Management
KEC has a successful track record of executing transmission line projects in inhospitable terrains such as seas, rivers, mountains, hills, gorges, deserts, water logged areas and forests etc. It has the ability to overcome challenges of difficult climatic conditions and has executed projects in +40° temperature in the Middle East region to -40° temperature in the CIS region. Further, the Company has erected some of the heaviest and tallest transmission towers globally. For further information, please refer http://www.kecrpg.com/project-management