ABB wins $32 million order for substations in India

765kV and 400kV substations to strengthen transmission network in western region

Zurich, Switzerland, Nov.3, 2010 – ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won an order worth $32 million from Powergrid Corporation of India limited (PGCIL) to construct two transmission substations, to be located in the cities of Gwalior and Indore in the state of Madhya Pradesh. The order was booked in the third quarter.

ABB’s turnkey project scope includes the design, engineering, supply and commissioning of the 765 kilovolt (kV) and 400 kV air-insulated switchgear (AIS) substations. Major equipment supplied will include circuit breakers, current transformers, capacitive voltage transformers, protection equipment including surge arrestors as well as IEC 61850 compliant substation automation, control and protection systems.

The substations are being developed under the ATS (associated transmission system) scheme to support the 4,000 MW Sasan ultra mega power project, strengthening the regional transmission network in western India.

"These substations will increase capacity as well as improve the reliability and efficiency of the transmission grid,” said Peter Leupp, head of ABB’s Power Systems division. “We are presently executing several 765 kV substation projects in India and are pleased to continue supporting the development of the country’s power infrastructure.”

ABB (www.abb.com) is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 117,000 people.

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