ABB wins orders worth $127 million in India

Power, automation solutions to help JSW boost steelmaking capacity

Zurich, Switzerland, Oct. 18, 2007 - ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won orders worth a total of $127 million for projects to help the Indian industrial group, JSW, increase capacity at its steel mills.

ABB will supply turnkey power and automation solutions for two power plants that will generate electricity needed by the mills and sell any surplus to utilities. The installations are expected to be operational by 2009, and will help JSW increase its annual steelmaking capacity from 3.8 million to 10 million tonnes by 2010.

“ABB's leading power and automation technologies, domain competence and experience will help ensure a reliable supply of power for JSW to improve the efficiency and productivity of its steelmaking facilities,” said Peter Leupp, head of ABB’s Power Systems division.

The scope of the orders includes the electrical equipment required for the safe and coordinated operation of a 1,080-megawatt (MW) power generating plant in the northern state of Rajasthan, and for a 300-MW power plant being built in Bellary, in the southern state of Karnataka. ABB will also supply transformers, substations, electronic drives and a range of medium- and low-voltage switchgear for the plants.

JSW is one of India's leading metal producers and is part of the O.P. Jindal group of companies, which has interests in mining, carbon steel, power and oxygen.

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 111,000 people.

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