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ISSUE 2, VOLUME 2, JANUARY 2013

CONNECTING EVERY HOME ON THE PLANET

CASE  STUDY Sterlite  completes   first-­‐ever  ACCC   stringing  in  India

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TECHNOLOGY OPGW  Cables  for  high  rate   data  and  voice  transmission

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ISSUE 2, VOLUME 2, JANUARY 2013

CONNECTING EVERY HOME ON THE PLANET

CASE  STUDY Sterlite  completes   first-­‐ever  ACCC   stringing  in  India

TECHNOLOGY OPGW  Cables  for  high  rate   data  and  voice  transmission

A  showcase  of  Sterlite   Technologies’  efforts  towards   its  vision  ‘ TO  CONNECT  EVERY   HOME  ON  THE  PLANET’.

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In this issue

CLIENT  FEATURE

CASE  STUDY:  STERLITE   COMPLETES  FIRST  EVER  ACCC   STRINGING  IN  INDIA  ...........  2

STERLITE  NEWSROOM    ..................................................................................  1 Anil  Agarwal  chosen  Economic  Times  Business  Leader  of  the  Year  2012 Sterlite  Technologies  wins  V&D  100  'Top  Telecom  Cables  Company'  award  for   the  9th  year VIEWPOINT  ....................................................................................................  4 Right  of  Way  -­‐  Issues  faced  by  Telecom  Operators TECHNOLOGY  .................................................................................................  6 OPGW  Cables  -­‐  A  technology  for  high  rate  data  and  voice  transmission BUSINESS  UPDATE  .........................................................................................  8 Sterlite’s  business  performance  in  Q3  FY13 BEYOND  BUSINESS:  SUSTAINABLE  DEVELOPMENT  INITIATIVES  ................  10 Case  study:  HIV  &  AIDS  Awareness  Programme  

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About  Sterlite  Technologies  Limited:   Sterlite  Technologies  Limited  (“Sterlite”) [BSE:  532374,  NSE:  STRTECH],  is  a   leading  global  provider  of  connecJvity   soluJons  for  the  power  and  telecom   industries.  Equipped  with  a  product   porPolio  that  includes  power   conductors,  opJcal  fibers,   telecommunicaJon  cables  and  a   comprehensive  telecom  systems  /   soluJons  porPolio,  Sterlite's  vision  is  to   'Connect  every  home  on  the  planet'.   Sterlite  is  also  execuJng  mulJ-­‐million   dollar  power  transmission  system   projects,  pan-­‐India. www.sterlitetechnologies.com   Worldwide  LocaOons China India Netherlands Russia South  Africa Taiwan Turkey United  Arab  Emirates United  Kingdom United  States  of  America Vietnam Forward-­‐looking  and  cau@onary  statements:  Certain   words  and  statements  in  this  release  concerning   Sterlite  Technologies  Limited  and  its  prospects,  and   other  statements  rela@ng  to  Sterlite  Technologies’   expected  financial  posi@on,  business  strategy,  the   future  development  of  Sterlite  Technologies’   opera@ons  and  the  general  economy  in  India,  are   forward  looking  statements.  Such  statements  involve   known  and  unknown  risks,  uncertain@es  and  other   factors,  which  may  cause  actual  results,  performance   or  achievements  of  Sterlite  Technologies  Limited,  or   industry  results,  to  differ  materially  from  those   expressed  or  implied  by  such  forward-­‐looking   statements.  Such  forward-­‐looking  statements  are   based  on  numerous  assump@ons  regarding  Sterlite   Technologies’  present  and  future  business  strategies   and  the  environment  in  which  Sterlite  Technologies   Limited  will  operate  in  the  future.  The  important   factors  that  could  cause  actual  results,  performance   or  achievements  to  differ  materially  from  such   forward-­‐looking  statements  include,  among  others,   changes  in  government  policies  or  regula@ons  of  India   and,  in  par@cular,  changes  rela@ng  to  the   administra@on  of  Sterlite  Technologies’  industry,  and   changes  in  general  economic,  business  and  credit   condi@ons  in  India.  Addi@onal  factors  that  could  cause   actual  results,  performance  or  achievements  to  differ   materially  from  such  forward-­‐looking  statements,   many  of  which  are  not  in  Sterlite  Technologies’   control,  include,  but  are  not  limited  to,  those  risk   factors  discussed  in  Sterlite  Technologies’  various   filings  with  the  Na@onal  Stock  Exchange,  India  and  the   Bombay  Stock  Exchange,  India.  These  filings  are   available  at  www.nseindia.com  and   www.bseindia.com.    

I AM STERLITE


STERLITE NEWS ROOM

delivered  world  class  projects  in   infrastructure  and  resources.  India   has  one  of  the  largest  deposits  of   natural  resources  in  the  world.   Explora`on  and  development  of   these  resources  in  a  sustainable   manner  has  the  poten`al  of  crea`ng   mass  employment,  eradica`ng   poverty  and  making  India  a  self   sufficient  economy.” The  Economic  Times  feted  Mr.   Agarwal  for  having  driven  “growth  in   trying  `mes”.  They  also   acknowledged  that  his  “growth  story  

Anil  Agarwal  chosen  Economic  

Excellence,  given  annually  by  

Times  Business  Leader  of  the  Year  

Economic  Times,  world’s  second  

2012

largest  read  financial  daily.  The  

November  28,  2012:  Anil  Agarwal,  

Business  Leader  of  the  year  award  

Chairman  of  Sterlite  Technologies   Limited,  and  Founder  Chairman  of  

“seeks  to  honour  a  leader  who  has  

Vedanta  Group,  one  of  the  world’s  

clearly  demonstrated  a  strategic   direc`on  for  success,  and  pursued  a  

largest  diversified  natural  resources  

vision”.  

groups,  has  been  honoured  with  the   coveted  Economic  Times  Business  

On  receiving  the  honour,  Mr.  Anil  

Leader  of  the  Year  2012  Award.  The  

Agarwal,  said,  “It  is  a  great  honour  

award  was  presented  by  the  Hon.  

and  I  feel  humbled  for  having  been  

Prime  Minister  of  India,  Dr.  

chosen  to  receive  this  recogni`on.  I  

Manmohan  Singh  in  Mumbai.  

thank  the  jury  and  the  Economic  

The  Economic  Times  Business   Leader  of  the  Year  Award  is  a  part  of  

Times  for  giving  me  this  award.  This  

the  ET  Awards  for  Corporate  

award  is  recogni`on  of  the  Indian   entrepreneurial  spirit  which  has  

is  different  from  typical  first-­‐ genera`on  entrepreneurs”  because   he  was  able  to  “expand  in  India  and   overseas  with  money  raised  in   global  markets”.  That  set  him  apart   from  other  Indian  entrepreneurs   who  have  expanded  in  India  with   domes`c  capital.   The  ET  Business  Leader  of  the  Year   Award  is  yet  another  recogni`on  of   Mr.  Agarwal’s  achievements.  He  has   also  been  feted  with  the  pres`gious   E&Y  Entrepreneur  of  the  Year  Award   in  2008,  and  Mining  Journal’s   coveted  Life`me  Achievement   Award  for  the  year  2009.

Sterlite  Technologies  wins  V&D  

Indian  telecom  market  –  Sterlite  

taking  into  account  the  current  

100  'Top  Telecom  Cables  

with  revenues  worth  Rs  804  crore  

network  needs.  The  Indian  telecom  

Company'  award  for  the  9th  year

from  global  sales  of  telecom  cables,  

industry  is  expected  to  register  

October  19,  2012:  Sterlite  

registered  the  highest  market  share  

significant  growth  and  the  demand  

Technologies  received  the  

in  India.  

for  fibre  in  the  network  will  rise  due   to  increasing  thrust  on  providing  

Voice&Data  "Top  Telecom  Cable   Company  2011-­‐12"  award  for  being  

Says  KS  Rao,  COO  (Telecom  &  Power  

high-­‐bandwidth  connec`vity  

India's  biggest  player  in  FY  2011-­‐12.

Conductors  Business),  Sterlite,  “We  

including  Government  spending  on  

As  per  Voice&Data  100  –  India's  

con`nue  to  consolidate  our  posi`on  

crea`ng  Na`onal  Defence  and  

most  comprehensive  survey  of  

and  provide  a  range  of  solu`ons  

Broadband  networks.”

JANUARY 2013

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CLIENT FEATURE

Case  study:  

Sterlite  completes  first-­‐ever  ACCC  stringing   in  India  for  Torrent  Power Reconductoring  done  on  132  kV  

opera`onal  efficiencies  and  reliability  

assessment  of  conductor’s  peak  load  

transmission  lines  between  Pirana  

of  power  supply.  Today,  Torrent  has  a  

handling  and  normal  load  losses  and  

and  Vinzol,  Gujarat,  thereby  doubling  

genera`on  capacity  of  1647.5  MW  

as  a  result  ACCC  was  found  as  the  

the  capacity  of  the  lines.  

and  distributes  power  to  more  than  3  

most  suitable  solu`on  for  the  

million  customers  annually  in  

applica`on  as  ACCC  provides  lowest  

Ahmedabad,  Gandhinagar,  Surat,   Bhiwandi  and  Agra.

of  losses  among  all  the  HTLS   conductors  at  the  same  `me  

BACKGROUND Torrent  Power  Ltd,  one  of  the  leading   electrical  u`li`es  in  the  Indian  power  

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maintaining  sag  less  than  ACSR  at  

sector  and  part  of  the  Torrent  Group,  

PROJECT  AIMS

is  one  of  the  most  experienced  

Torrent  Power  aimed  to  increase  

private  sector  players  in  Gujarat.  

transmission  capacity  on  its  exis`ng  

THE  SOLUTION

Besides  an  all-­‐round  experience  in  

132  kV  transmission  lines  between  

Sterlite  Technologies  Limited  offered  

genera`on,  transmission  and  

Pirana  and  Vinzol,  Gujarat  while  

Aluminum  Conductor  Composite  Core  

distribu`on  of  power,  the  company  

maintaining  low  losses.  However,  this  

(ACCC)  Lisbon  conductor  –  the  first  of  

has  a  proven  track  record  of  

was  not  possible  using  the  exis`ng  

its  kind  in  India,  as  a  solu`on  to  

implemen`ng  large  power  projects.   The  high  points  of  Torrent’s  foray  into  

ACSR  Panther  conductor  due  to  the   thermal  limit  of  the  conductor  and  

relieve  line  conges`on.  Sterlite   executed  this  turnkey  project  for  

power  have  been  the  acquisi`ons  of  

excessive  sag  of  the  conductor.    

Torrent  Power  and  the  scope  of  work  

two  of  India’s  oldest  u`li`es  –  The  

Torrent  Power  made  a  thorough  

involved  supply  as  well  as  installa`on  

Surat  Electricity  Company  Ltd  and  The  

assessment  of  various  technologies  

of  the  conductor  on  132  kV  

Ahmedabad  Electricity  Company  Ltd.  

available  in  the  market  such  as  GAP,  

transmission  line  from  Pirana  to  

Torrent  turned  them  into  first  rate  

ACSS  and  STACIR  in  addi`on  to  ACCC.  

Vinzol  in  Gujarat.

power  u`li`es,  in  terms  of  

This  assessment  included  the  

close  to  double  the  power  transfer.

CONNECTING


The  ACCC®  conductor’s  hybrid  carbon  

conductors  with  the  use  of  ACCC  

new  rights-­‐of-­‐way.  Moreover,  

and  glass  fiber  composite  core  offers  

conductor  because  the  hardware  is  

innova`ve  HTLS  products  like  ACCC  

many  advantages  compared  to  an  all-­‐

designed  in  such  a  way  that  when  you  

conductors  help  minimise  the  

aluminum  or  steel-­‐reinforced  

dead-­‐end  or  splice  the  wire,  you  only  

environmental  impact  and  remain  

conven`onal  conductor.  These  are  

have  to  use  one  crimp  to  put  ACCC  

compliant  with  na`onal  legisla`on  

high  ampacity,  low  loss  hybrid   conductors.  The  tensile  strength  of    

conductor  in  place,  versus  what  is   typically  two  crimps  with  most  other  

and  interna`onal  design  standards.”

carbon  core  is  five  `mes  more  than  

Hardware  systems  for  conductors  

THE  RESULTS

that  of  conven`onal  steel  used  in  

available.  This  means  reducing  the  

ACCC  technology  affords  u`li`es  the  

ACSR  conductor.  Besides,  the  sag  of  

cri`cal  hardware  installa`on  `me  to  

ability  to  use  exis`ng  towers,  

ACCC  conductor  is  less  than  that  of  

close  to  half  that  of  a  conven`onal  

therefore  allowing  them  to  avoid  

ACSR  conductor.

installa`on.  The  reason  for  the  same  

having  to  seek  permits  and  invest  in  

is  the  core  of  ACCC  is  fastened  using  a  

reinforcing  tower  structures,  which  

The  composi`on  comprises  carbon,  

patented  innova`ve  design  of  

can  shorten  the  amount  of  `me  it  can  

glass  fiber  and  trapezoidal  shaped  

precision  machined  mechanical  lock  

take  for  the  line  to  be  reconductored,  

aluminum,  that  are  resistant  to   environmental  degrada`on.  These  

mechanism  which  reduces  `me   considerably  as  compared  to  

and  save  losses  due  to  inability  to   cater  to  the  consumers.  Torrent  

conductors  can  reduce  line  losses  up  

compression  joints.

Power  is  sa`sfied  with  the  working  of  

to  30-­‐40%  compared  to  conven`onal  

the  ACCC  Lisbon  conductor,  as  it  

conductors  of  the  same  diameter  and  

While  the  stringing  of  ACCC  is  similar  

benefioed  by  saving  construc`on  

weight.  These  have  28%  more  

to  that  of  ACSR,  care  should  be  taken  

costs  of  new  towers  While  providing  

aluminium  which  greatly  increases  

that  the  bending  angle  is  not  be  less  

addi`onal  power  transferred  capacity  

capacity,  reduces  losses,  &  hence  

than  30  degree,  so  as  to  protect  the  

to  cater  to  peak  load  demand,  while  

cooler  opera`ng  temperatures.  

core  from  damages.  It  can  be  stringed  

reducing  losses  at  normal  loading  

Further,  these  are  25%  stronger  &  

with  tension  and  pull  method,  and  

scenarios.

60%  lighter  when  compared  to   tradi`onal  steel  core  conductors.  The  

the  bending  Radius  should  not  be  less   than  0.76m. CONCLUSION

Conductor  has  lower  coefficient  of  

The  competence  of  Sterlite’s  HTLS  

thermal  expansion  which  leads  to  less  

"Comple`on  of  this  installa`on  is  a  

conductor  installa`on  was  evident  

sag  at  higher  temperatures.  The  

vital  step  in  moving  forward  with  our  

from  this  project.  This  project  proves  

technology  is  patented  by  CTC  Cable  

u`lity  customer  engagements.  It  is  

the  feasibility  of  a  reconductoring  

Corpora`on,  USA  and  is  licensed  to  

important  to  illustrate  our  

projects  in  the  most  congested  lines  

Sterlite  Technologies.

conductor’s  ease  of  installa`on  to  

where  one  line  can  be  on  live  

customers  as  we  prepare  for  

condi`on  while  replacing  the  other  

INSTALLATION

commercial  projects  over  the  coming  

circuit  with  the  high  performance  

The  highlight  of  the  project  was  that   this  line  was  installed  having  one  

months,"  says  K  S  Rao,  COO  –   Telecom  &  Power  Conductors,  Sterlite  

conductor  which  will  take  over  the   maximum  capability  of  both  the  

circuit  in  live  condi`on  without  

Technologies  Limited.  "We  are  

circuits  fioed  with  conven`onal  

disrup`ng  the  power  supply.  In  most  

confident  ACCC  conductors  will  make  

conductor  over  the  single  circuit.  

cases  when  you  are  installing  a  new  

a  significant  contribu`on  to  the  

The  stringing  of  the  ACCC  conductors  

ACCC  Conductor,  it  can  be  done  as  

capacity  and  reliability  of  the  power  

on  the  exis`ng  132  kV  transmission  

maintenance  rather  than  having  to  

grid  in  India.  Also,  in  India,  

lines  and  working  to  a  common  set  of  

shut  the  en`re  line  especially  in  a  

reconductoring  is  a  technically  and  

goals  has  meant  no  delays  in  

double  circuit  line.  Further,  the  actual  

economically  viable  alterna`ve,  as  

deployment,  no  loss  of  performance  

installa`on  is  shorter  as  compared  to  

transmission  operators  face  

and  simple  on-­‐site  integra`on.

any  other  HTLS  or  conven`onal  

increasing  opposi`on  while  seeking  

JANUARY 2013

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VIEWPOINT

Right  of  Way Issues  faced  by  Telecom   Operators INTRODUCTION

powers  of  the  Telegraph  Authority  

same,  local  civic  authori`es/State  

The  telecom  industry  is  one  of  the  

under  part  III  of  the  Act.  The  

Governments  have  come  up  with  

prime  contributors  to  India's  GDP.  

government  issued  a  no`fica`on  on  

their  own  policies.  Even  though  all  

This  coupled  with  its  capabili`es  to  

24th  May  1999  permisng  the  

telecom  services  are  governed  under  

deliver  a  host  of  services  like  e-­‐

licensees  under  Sec`on  4  of  the  Act  

the  same  Indian  Telegraph  Act,  1985,  

health,  e-­‐educa`on,  commerce,   entertainment  and  a  number  of  other  

to  seek  RoW  from  State  Authori`es   and  any  Public  Authority.  However,  

these  policy  guidelines  vary  widely   across  the  country  from  State  to  

applica`ons  have  made  

IP-­‐1  licensees  not  falling  within  the  

State,  city  to  city  having  different  

telecommunica`on  a  basic  need  and  

ambit  of  licensees  under  Sec`on  4  of  

terms  and  condi`ons,  taxes,  levies,  

has  necessitated  the  growth  of  

the  Indian  Telegraph  Act,  1985  are  

safety  aspects  and  involve  lengthy  

telecom  infrastructure  to  cater  to  the  

not  allowed  to  seek  such  RoW.

procedure  for  grant  of  permission.  

services  in  India  and  thus  telecom  

In  the  Recommenda`ons  on  

The  process  of  obtaining  RoW  is  

infrastructure  should  be  treated  at  

“Spectrum  Management  and  

complicated  and  `me  consuming  and  

par  with  other  essen`al  

Licensing  Framework”  issued  in  May,  

involve  a  number  of  issues  including  

infrastructures  including  roads  and   electricity.

2010,  TRAI  had  recommended  that   Infrastructure  Providers  (IP-­‐I)  should  

high  charges  for  grant  of  permission,   complicated  approval  procedure  and  

be  brought  under  Unified  License  so  

clearances  required  from  mul`ple  

For  the  provision  and  building  of  

that  they  are  able  to  obtain  RoW  for  

agencies  resul`ng  in  delays.  These  

telecom  infrastructure,  infrastructure  

building  infrastructure.

procedural  issues  have  resulted  in  

increasing  demands  of  telecom  

providers/service  providers  need  to  

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increased  costs,  delayed  investments,  

obtain  Right  of  Way  (“RoW”)  to  use  

POLICY  GUIDELINES

higher  roll  out  `me  and  poor  quality  

the  property  of  another.  The  Indian  

There  does  not  exist  a  uniform  

of  service  and  are  impeding  the  

Telegraph  Act,  1985  authorizes  the  

na`onal  policy  for  gran`ng  

growth  of  telecom  infrastructure  in  

Central  Government  to  confer  

permission  to  place  a  telecom  

the  country.

licensees,  by  way  of  a  no`fica`on,  the  

infrastructure  and  in  absence  of  the   CONNECTING


Another  problem  faced  by  telecom  

experience  and  stature  for  quick  

the  same  across  similar  types  of  

operators  is  that  there  have  been  

resolu`on  of  the  dispute.

ci`es,  towns  or  villages.  Further,  there  

several  instances  wherein  an  operator  

should  be  a  maximum  prescribed  

has  sought  RoW  over  a  private  

Local  authori`es  oten  delay  

period  for  processing  RoW  

property  and  the  local  authori`es  

according  permissions  in  terms  of  the  

applica`ons  by  the  local  authori`es  

have  been  reported  to  levy  charges   even  on  property  not  under  their  

power  entrusted  to  them.  In  the   absence  of  any  fixed  `me  limit  to  

and  gran`ng  permissions.

ownership  or  control.  Furthermore,  

grant  permission  under  the  Indian  

THE  WAY  FORWARD

there  is  no  uniformity  in  such  

Telegraph  Act,  1885,  the  service  

In  light  of  the  above,  there  is  an  

charges.  The  local  authority’s  powers  

providers  face  a  considerable  delay  in  

urgent  need  to  streamline  the  

in  applying  such  charges  should  be  

gesng  the  RoW  permission.  Also,  

procedures  within  the  legal  

limited  to  only  those  proper`es  which  

Local  authori`es  are  allowed  to  

framework  and  come  up  with  a  

are  under  the  control  or  management  

impose  reasonable  condi`ons  

na`onal  policy  to  achieve  faster  

of  local  authori`es  and  the  state  

regarding  the  payment  of  any  

growth  of  telecommunica`on  

governments  should  take  appropriate  

expenses  to  which  the  authority  will  

services  in  the  country.  A  uniform  

measures  to  ensure  strict  compliance   in  this  regard.

necessarily  be  put  in  consequence  of   the  laying/erec`on  of  the  telecom  

policy  should  have  a  single  legal   framework  for  the  en`re  country  and  

infrastructure.  Since  there  are  no  

need  to  be  applicable  for  

While  an  applica`on  is  made  by  a  

guidelines  available,  these  charges  for  

development  of  infrastructure  

telecom  operator  to  obtain  RoW  over  

restora`on  as  a  consequence  of  

elements.  Procedures  for  RoW  

a  said  property  from  a  local  authority,  

infrastructure  deployment  differ  

permissions  should  be  made  uniform  

a  possibility  of  the  local  authority  

between  different  authori`es  and  

across  the  country  for  `mely  and  

refusing  to  grant  such  RoW  cannot  be  

some`mes  in  two  different  areas  

faster  rollout  of  telecom  

ruled  out.  In  a  scenario  where  a  local  

under  the  same  authority.  Non-­‐

infrastructure  and  engagement  

authority  refuses  the  permission  to  

uniformity  in  charges  and  delay  in  

should  be  done  with  State  

grant  RoW  or  prescribes  any   condi`on  which  is  not  viable  for  the  

gran`ng  permissions  oten  leads  to   non  agreement  and  delay  in  

Governments  in  this  regard.  

operator,  the  dispute  with  regard  to  

execu`on  of  infrastructure  work.  The  

This  arCcle  was  contributed  by

the  same  may  be  referred  to  an  

charges  for  similar  type  of  work  

Priyadarshi  Sidhartha  DGM-­‐Legal,  

officer  whom  the  Central  

should  be  uniform  and  more  or  less  

Sterlite  Technologies  Limited

Government  may  appoint  either   generally  or  specifically  in  this  regard.   However,  no  such  authority/person   has  been  appointed  by  the  Central   government  and  generally  in  the   absence  of  such  authority,  disputes   are  landing  in  courts.  The  Central   Government  should  appoint  an   authority  to  resolve  such  disputes   and  provide  such  authority  with   uniform  guidelines  for  resolu`ons.   Such  an  authority  should  have  a   comprehensive  view  of  the  working   of  the  local  bodies  and  should  also   have  sufficient  administra`ve  

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TECHNOLOGY

OPGW  Cables A  technology  for  high   rate  data  and  voice   transmission While  the  uClizaCon  of  OPGW  is  

with  earth  wires  cons`tu`ng  specific  

based  SCADA  networks,  giving  power  

gaining  momentum  in  India,  these  

circuits  for  transmisng  

u`lity  companies  the  unique  

cables  are  widely  used  globally  by  

telecommunica`on  signals.  Such  

capabili`es  of  a  telecom  carrier  or  

power  transmission  uCliCes,  large  

u`lisa`on  has  become  widespread  

service  provider.

power  plants,  and  telecom  service  

with  the  advent  of  .    Op`cal  Fiber  

providers  planning  to  merge  exisCng   power  line  infrastructure  for  their  

Composite  Ground  Wire  (OPGW)  that   provides  a  means  of  compact  and  

OPGW  replaces  a  conven`onal   ground  wire  (or  earth  wire)  to  protect  

long  haul/access  communicaCon  

interference-­‐free  -­‐free  signal  

the  transmission  system  from  

networks.    This  is  due  to  the  simple  

transmission  for  use  on  electric  

lightning  strikes  and  serves  as  

reason  that  OPGW  technology  makes  

power  lines.  So,  the  earth  wires  

conduc`ve  medium  for  carrying  fault  

it  possible  to  have  data  transmission  

assumed  addi`onally  an  ac`ve  

currents  to  ground.  It  also  acts  as  a  

through  electrical  transmission  lines,  

func`on  in  the  overhead  

medium  for  real-­‐`me  monitoring  and  

thereby  eliminaCng  concerns  related  

transmission.

security  of  the  transmission  system  

to  Right  of  Way.

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over  which  it  is  installed  –  doubling   Power  networks  connect  popula`on  

up  for  SCADA  controls  and  networks.  

Over  the  years,  the  earth  wires  of   overhead  transmission  lines  were  

centres  and,  therefore,  can  provide   alterna`ve  telecommunica`on  

OPGW  provides  telecommunica`on   capability  u`lizing  the  fibers.

aimed  only  at  protec`ng  the  line  

routes,  not  only  for  electric  u`li`es  

conductors  against  lightning  strokes  

but  also  for  other  companies  and  

The  general  construc`on  of  OPGW  is  

and,  as  a  consequence,  to  reduce  the  

cable  TV  networks.  Besides,  with  

with  a  metallic  tube  in  which  op`cal  

number  of  line  outages.  In  addi`on,  

development  of  smart  energy  

fibers  are  protected,  which  is  

they  reduced  the  interference  on  

management  systems  being  the  need  

surrounded  by  layers  of  steel  and  

neighbouring  installa`ons.  

of  the  hour,  OPGW  is  a  revolu`onary  

aluminium  wires.  The  number,  size  

solu`on  that  enables  synergies  

and  material  of  strands  depend  on  

Another  important  func`on  began,  

between  efficient  power  distribu`on  

the  mechanical  and  electrical  

when  overhead  lines  were  equipped  

grids  and  high  speed  op`cal  fiber  

requirement.  OPGW  cable  is  normally   CONNECTING


at  the  top  of  the  overhead  line   support  structure. BENEFITS These  OPGW  cables  can  be  used  for   telecommunica`on  purpose  by   telecom  companies.  For  instance,  it  

Typical  OPGW  Cable

can  be  used  for  video  conferencing  ,   high  data  rate  internet  connec`on,  

called  earth  wire  or  ground  wire  that  

welded,  herme`cally  sealed  

CCTV  camera  surveillance  and  SCADA  

is  used  to  protect  the  transmission  

construc`on.  

controls,  among  others.

lines  from  lightning  surges.  It  also   serves  to  protect  people  or  animals  

The  cable  is  of  compact  structure  

The  benefits  of  OPGW  cable  are  that  

from  shock  in  case  any  insulator  has  

reducing  both  the  ice  load  and  wind  

there  is  no  need  of  Right  of  Way.  

failed  and  tower  short  circuited.

load  and  ensures  quick  dissipa`on  of   heat  generated  by  short  circuit.  The  

because  these  are  over  live  electrical   wires.  It  is  also  secure  from  accidental  

STERLITE’S  VALUE  PROPOSITION

cable  is  designed  to  match  the  

Sterlite  OPGW  cables  are  made  up  of  

exis`ng  ground  wires  in  more  or  less  

cusng  due  to  some  construc`on  

op`cal  fibers  contained  in  one  or  

equal  outer  diameter  and  pulling  

work.  

more  protec`ve  fiber  op`c  units  

force-­‐to-­‐weight  ra`o.  Hence,  the  

combined  with  concentric  lay  

cable  can  replace  the  exis`ng  ground  

Further,  there  is  neither  any  need  for  

stranded  metallic  wires  in  single  or  

wire  with  no  need  to  change  the  

digging  and  refiling,  nor  any  outer  

mul`ple  layers.  

route  or  towers.  

required.  

Advanced  technology  is  applied  to   produce  stainless  steel  tubes  which  

Further,  Sterlite’s  OPGW  cable  is   produced  strictly  according  to  

Every  transmission  lines  have  two   types  of  conductors:  one  that  serves  

are  then  filled  with  a  special  hydrogen  

IEEE1138  and  relevant  interna`onal  

absorbent,  thixotropic  filling  

standards  pertaining  to  its  

to  transmit  the  electrical  power  viz.  

compound  and  made  resistant  to  H2  

cons`tuents.

phase  conductors,  and  another  one  

permeability  due  to  the  seam  laser  

Addi`onally,  one  need  not  fear  thet  

housing  pipe  (cement  or  iron  etc.)  

CONCLUSION The  move  towards  electricity  market   restructuring  and  reforms  is  gaining   momentum.  Today,  overhead  fiber   op`c  cable  systems  play  a  key  role  in   telecommunica`ons  networks.  Due   to  the  fact  that  no  civil  works  are   required  and  the  rights  of  way  have   already  been  established,  it  is   possible  to  minimize  costs  and,  most   importantly,  the  `me  required  to   begin  network  opera`on. This  arCcle  was  contributed  by   Ravindra  Utgikar,  GM  -­‐  Business   Development,  Power  Business

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BUSINESS UPDATE

Sterlite Technologies posts nine months sales of Rs. Sterlite   has  robust   2,537Crores revenue   growth  of   30%  Y-­‐O-­‐Y...  

... Robust revenue growth of 30% Y-O-Y Results for the quarter ended December 31, 2012.

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE PUBLICATION Pune, India – January 28, 2013:

Financial   highlights: Limited (“Sterlite”) Sterlite Technologies Sterlite   closed   Q3  FSTRTECH], Y13  with   a 532374, NSE: •[BSE: leading global connectivity revenues   of  provider Rs  829  Cof rore,   which  is  a   and infrastructure solutions for the growth  of  25%  over  the  Q3  FY12   power and telecom industries today revenue  oits f  Rresults s  664  cfor rore. announced the quarter EBITDA   a nd   n et   p rofit   f or  the   •ended December 31, 2012.

EBITDA and net profit for the quarter were Rs 60 crore and Rs 10 crore respectively.

• PowerHighlights: business revenue of Rs. Business  

574 Crores and telecom business posi`ve  trends  were   • Notable   revenue of Rs. 242 Crores.

La`n  positive America   &  Europe   • East,   Notable trends wereand  

quarter  were  Rs  60  crore  and  Rs  10   crore  respec`vely.  Volume  growth  

Products   ivision   for  the  third   Europe dand sustainability of

Middle East, Latin America &

• year   on  year   in  aQ3 ll  core   businesses. Sterlite closed FY13 with

operationalqEBITDA consecu`ve   uarter. margins in the

revenues of Rsrevenue   829 Crore, business   of  Rwhich s.  574  is • Power   a growth of 25% over the Q3 FY12 Crores   and  oftelecom   usiness   revenue Rs 664 bcrore.

received  the   EMC2  AWARD   •  Sterlite   third consecutive quarter • 2012   Sterlite received the EMC2 AWARD (Transform  IT  +Business).The  

revenue  of  Rs.  242  Crores.

Standalone financials

strengthening  of        South  East  Asian  

Business market,  sHighlights: table  order  flow  Middle   strengthening ofof  South East Asian the   sustainability   opera`onal   market, stable order flow from EBITDA  margins  in  the  Power  

Financial highlights:

award recognizes innovative solutions in IT, product integrations and applications, which create business value and agility.

Power Products division for the

2012 (Transform IT +Business).The

Quarter ended

award  recognizes  innova`ve  

Launch of a new product – 96F/ 288F dry core Ribbon cables in the and   applica`ons,   which  create   telecom segment.

solu`ons  in  IT,  product  integra`ons   business  value  and  agility

During the quarter, Sterlite’s Grid

of  acommenced  new  product   –  96F/   of • Launch   business stringing 765dKV circuit clines inin  the   288F   ry  csingle ore  Ribbon   ables   BDTCL & JTCL. Also, the first line telecom  segment. amongst the two for the first

the   quarter,   Sterlite’s   rid   • During   project, ENCIL is on track toGbe commissioned in Q1 sFY14 andowill business   commenced   tringing   f   start generating revenues.

765   KV  single  circuit   lines   in  BDTCL   Commissioning of the second line thisAproject is the &  for JTCL.   lso,  the  which first  line   amongst  

Nine Months Dec 31

Year ended March

Dec 12

Sep 12

Dec 11

2012

2011

2012

Net Revenues (Rs Crore)

829

842

664

2537

1918

2727

Net Revenues (US$ Mn)

151

153

121

461

349

496

EBITDA (Rs Crore)

60

54

56

188

153

223

EBITDA (US$ Mn)

11

10

10

34

28

41

PAT (Rs Crore)

10

4

9

33

27

44

PAT (US$ Mn)

2

1

2

6

5

8

0.25

0.11

0.24

0.82

0.70

1.11

Diluted EPS (Rs.)

Assumption US$ = Rs 55

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CONNECTING


the  two  for  the  first  project,  ENCIL  

electricity  consump`on,  which  is  a  

emerging  markets,  and  the  growing  

is  on  track  to  be  commissioned  in  

key  driver  of  demand  for  the  

demand  for  more  efficient  and  

Q1  FY14  and  will  start  genera`ng  

company’s  power  transmission  

reliable,telecommunica`ons  and  

revenues.  Commissioning  of  the  

businesses.  Sterlite  is  also  taking  key  

power  transmission  solu`ons

second  line  or  this  project  which  is  

ini`a`ves  in  facilita`ng  the  transi`on  

the  Bongaigaon  -­‐  Siliguri  line  will   follow  subsequently.

of  the  power  transmission  industry   towards  high-­‐end  new  age  

Commen`ng  on  future  outlook  and   company’s  strategy  Pravin  Agarwal,  

conductors  that  offer  beoer  

Whole-­‐`me  Director,  Sterlite  

Outlook

opera`onal  efficiencies  by  enhancing  

Technologies  Limited,  said,  "We  

At  the  start  of  Q4  FY13,  Sterlite  has  a  

ampacity  (power  carrying  capability)  

remain  focused  on  advancing  our  

strong  order  book  of  about  Rs.  2000  

&  reducing  transmission  losses.  The  

posi`on  in  the  higher  value,  higher  

Crores  (-­‐US$  360  Million)  and  a  bulk  

order  wins  in  this  quarter  with  some  

growth  segments  of  the  business  

of  this  would  be  executed  during  FY  

of  the  export  customers  in  this  

market.  We  are  confident  of  our  

13-­‐14.

segment  is  an  important  milestone  in  

compe``ve  strategy  and  will  

the  company’s  journey.

con`nue  to  closely  monitor  the  

Developments  to  watch  in  coming   `mes  include  na`onwide  broadband  

The  longer-­‐term  outlook  in  Sterlite’s  

challenging  demand  environment  and   adapt  towards  it  as  we  move  through  

projects  and    Fiber-­‐to-­‐the-­‐home  

major  end  markets  remains  favorable,  

the  year."

(FTTH)  as  a  concept  being  established  

driven  by  megatrends  such  as  the  

across  many  na`ons  of  the  world.    

need  for  greater  resource  efficiency,  

This  is  besides  the  growth  in  

increasing  urbaniza`on  in  the  

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SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Case  study:  HIV  &  AIDS  Awareness  Programme Photo:  Street  play  on  AIDS  awareness In  its  efforts  to  curb  the  HIV  and  AIDS   epidemic,  Sterlite  has  iniCated  an   awareness  drive  that  is  aimed  at   truckers,  contract  &  migrant  workers   and  members  of  the  local  community.   While  educaCon  camps  iniCally   encountered  resistance  because  of   the  social  sCgma  associated  with  HIV   and  AIDS,  repeated  awareness   acCviCes  have  helped  gain   acceptance. The  government  of  India  has  taken   significant  measures  to  curb  the   spread  of  HIV,  at  both  na`onal  and   state  levels.  But  much  remains  to  be   done.  Businesses  can  play  an   important  part,  par`cularly  in  HIV   preven`on  but  also  in  the  care  and   treatment  of  AIDS  pa`ents.  Besides,   more  ac`ve  engagement  of  the   private  sector  is  cri`cal  to  achieve  the   scale  of  interven`on  needed  to  curb   the  HIV  and  AIDS  menace. 10

Partnerships  with  local  NGOs  and   other  agencies  have  proved  cri`cal  to   the  success  of  ensuring  that  migrant   workers  are  exposed  to  HIV  and  AIDS   awareness  programmes. Sterlite  consciously  works  with   communi`es  in  and  around  its   facili`es  and  geographic  radius  of   influence,  with  a  clear  goal  -­‐  to  give   back  to  society  in  such  a  way  that   needs  of  the  weaker  sec`ons  are   responded  to  and  improvements   made  in  the  quality  of  their  lives,   especially  primary  healthcare. RealiOes  on  the  ground The  Union  Territory  of  Dadra  and   Nagar  Haveli  is  composed  of  about  72   villages.  The  popula`on  in  this  area  is   almost  62%  from  the  tribal   communi`es.  More  than  half  the   popula`on  did  not  have  accessible   primary  health  care  services  within  10  

km  of  their  residences.  Beginning   2006,  as  part  of  its  Sustainable   Development  Program,  Sterlite  has   partnered  with  The  Indian  Red  Cross   Society  to  provide  primary  healthcare   services  via  a  mobile  dispensary.    The   dispensary  has  had  a  significant   impact  on  the  lives  of  more  than  a   lakh  beneficiaries  by  providing   reliable,  easily  accessible  and  free  of   cost  primary  medical  care  at  the   doorstep.       HIV  and  AIDS  Awareness  Camps Sterlite  ini`ated  the  HIV  and  AIDS   Awareness  programme  in  August   2012,  with  the  objec`ve  of  protec`ng   the  health  of  the  local  communi`es  in   which  it  operates.  In  fact,  the   programme  extends  beyond  the   awareness  camps  being  organized  for   the  local  community,  and  includes   spreading  awareness  among  drivers   CONNECTING


of  commercial  vehicles  about  HIV  and   AIDS. Further,  Sterlite  has  planned  a  set  of   ac`vi`es  that  include  the  following:   • Genera`ng  awareness  about  HIV   and  AIDS. • Reducing  s`gma  (for  example,   des`gma`zing  HIV  tes`ng  by   promo`ng  an  HIV  tes`ng  day). • Providing  referrals  for  counseling   and  tes`ng As  a  first  step  in  this  direc`on,  Sterlite   recently  launched  its  HIV  and  AIDS   monthly  ini`a`ve  at  its  units  in  the   Union  Territory  of  Dadra  &  Nagar   Haveli.  The  basic  approach  in  all  three   Sterlite  units  at  Silvassa  includes   focussed  awareness  programmes   among  high-­‐risk  groups  in  the   community  through  HIV  and  AIDS   awareness  programmes.  But  to   ensure  commitment  from  those   implemen`ng  the  programme,  the   company  allows  each  unit  to  improve   or  modify  the  programme  according   to  local  needs. In  associa`on  with  Dinbandhu  Youth   Welfare  Trust,  an  NGO,  Sterlite  kicked   off  its  new  monthly  ini`a`ve  -­‐  an   AIDS  Awareness  Camp  by  organizing  a   “Street  Play".  The  first  Street  Play   `tled  “Vasu  Bhai  Ki  Chal”  was  held  in   Rakholi  (Silvassa)  and  included   distribu`on  of  IEC  (Informa`on,   Educa`on  &  Communica`on)  leaflets   by  the  NGO,  which  was  sponsored  by   Sterlite.  The  units  also  conduct   awareness  programmes  for  truckers   and  contract  workers  through   posters,  audiovisual  sessions,  mass   educa`on  ac`vi`es,  informa`on   booklets  in  regional  languages,  and   interac`ons  with  the  neighbouring   locali`es.  In  line  with  this,  a  Truckers   Camp  was  also  organized  in   associa`on  with  Dinbandhu  Youth  

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Welfare  Trust.  The  focus  of  this  camp   includes  the  drivers  of  commercial   vehicles  coming  to  STL  plants  at   Rakholi.  The  camp  is  being  organised   as  a  monthly  ac`vity. Effec`vely,  the  programme  draws  on   the  local  culture,  adap`ng   informa`on,  educa`on,  and   communica`on  material  to  local   sensibili`es  and  using  cultural   performances  to  convey  HIV  and  AIDS   messages.  This  strategy  has  helped   broaden  the  appeal  of  its  messages   and  gain  acceptance  for  the   programme  among  the  local   popula`on. Measuring  the  effecOveness The  HIV  and  AIDS  programme  is   spearheaded  by  Sterlite’s  CSR  team   and  implemented  through  the  NGO   officers.  All  Sterlite  units  have   occupa`onal  health  centers  with   basic  health  facili`es  to  treat  pa`ents   with  support  from  government-­‐ designated  medical  ins`tu`ons.   To  ensure  the  success  of  the   programme  at  the  unit  level,  each   Sterlite  unit  integrates  shop  floor   employees  and  managers  into  the   core  team,  made  up  of  the  unit  head,   human  resource  personnel,  shop   floor  manager,  and  a  workforce   representa`ve.  This  core  team  is   sensi`zed  to  HIV  and  AIDS  issues  at   the  beginning  of  the  unit’s   programme.  The  team  par`cipates  in   the  quarterly  review  of  the   programme  undertaken  in  each  unit   and  mee`ng  with  other  partners  if   needed.  

educa`on,  access  to  counseling  and   tes`ng,  and  care,  support,  and   treatment  to  the  popula`on.  As  a   step  in  this  direc`on,  we  will  be   organizing  camps  for  appropriate   preven`on  and  control  of  HIV  and   AIDS,  and  we  will  share  this  exper`se   across  the  supply  chain  and   communi`es  among  which  we   operate,”  says  Major  Rahul  Goyal,   Head  –  CSR  at  Silvassa. Lessons  learned   The  programme  has  several   observa`ons  about  the  key  factors  in   its  success  and  challenges.  Some  of   the  key  success  factors  include: • Management-­‐led  ini`a`ve:   Sterlite’s  management-­‐led  ini`a`ve   has  been  a  cri`cal  factor  in  ensuring   sustainability  of  the  HIV  and  AIDS   programme  to  date. • Commitment  at  all  levels:  Allowing   each  unit  to  develop  ini`a`ves  and   providing  budgetary  support  as   needed  ensure  commitment  to  the   programme  at  all  levels. Future  plans Sterlite  wishes  to  further  extend  its   HIV  and  AIDS  programme  through  its   distribu`on  network.  The  company   has  formed  teams  at  every   manufacturing  loca`on  to  assess   poten`al  projects  and  ensure  their   implementa`on,  monitoring  and   sustenance.  The  management  and   the  teams  remain  commioed  to  the   projects  and  will  strive  towards   posi`ve  community  impact.

“As  part  of  our  corporate  ini`a`ves,   Sterlite  is  strongly  commioed  to   ensure  comprehensive  healthcare   programmes  that  cover   nondiscrimina`on,  preven`on   11


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