ABB wins $74-million power order in India

Power solutions to maximize system efficiency of JSW plant in Maharashtra

Zurich, Switzerland, June 3, 2008 – ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won orders worth $74 million to provide power equipment for JSW Energy to maximize the reliability and efficiency of a new power plant in Ratnagiri, in the state of Maharashtra, in western India.

ABB will provide systems to manage all the plant’s electrical equipment (electrical balance of plant), as well as gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) and generator transformers.

“We are proud of our long-standing partnership with the JSW Group and intend to build on the relationship with this new order,” said Peter Leupp, head of ABB’s Power Systems division. “ABB’s power products and systems will ensure safe and reliable operation of the plant while optimizing energy consumption of the plant.”

ABB’s electrical balance of plant solution will optimize and integrate the plant’s shunt reactors, bus ducts, control and relay panels, switchgear, other auxiliary systems and four 20-kilovolt generator circuit breakers. The compact GIS substation will occupy just one fifth of the land needed for a conventional substation, while its protective metal casing increases safety and reliability, and reduces the amount of maintenance required.

ABB will also supply transformers, designed and manufactured for high reliability, reduced life cycle costs and optimized electrical design for minimized losses.

JSW Energy is part of the JSW Group, an Indian conglomerate with interests in the steel, power, cement, aluminum, software and infrastructure industries.

ABB ( is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs more than 110,000 people.

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