ABB wins power order in Bangladesh

Turnkey electrical balance of plant solution to boost power capacity and meet growing demand

Zurich, Switzerland, June 6, 2011 – ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won an order from the Hyundai Engineering & Construction Company, to supply a turnkey electrical balance of plant solution including a132 kilovolt (kV) substation that will support a 360 megawatt (MW) power plant in Bangladesh. The power plant and substation will be located in Haripur, on the outskirts of the capital city, Dhaka and will help to meet the growing demand for electricity in the Chittagong and Dhaka area.

As part of the turnkey electrical balance of plant solution, ABB will also design, supply, install and commission the 132 kV substation. Key equipment supplies include gas-insulated switchgear (GIS), the generator transformer, auxiliary and distribution transformers, generator circuit breakers and medium-voltage switchgear. The project is scheduled for completion in 2013.

“This project is part of the country’s efforts to accelerate the development of the country’s power infrastructure,” said Franz Josef Mengede, head of ABB’s Power Generation business within the Power Systems division. “It will boost power capacity and strengthen the Bangladesh transmission network, helping to meet the growing demand for electricity.”

Prior to transmission the substation will step-up the voltage generated at the new gas-fueled combined cycle thermal power plant. The plant is owned and operated by Electricity Generation Company of Bangladesh (EGCB), an enterprise of the Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB), entrusted to produce and sell electricity.

ABB’s comprehensive portfolio for the power generation sector includes integrated instrumentation, control, automation and electrical solutions that help optimize power plant performance, improve reliability, enhance efficiency and minimize environmental impact.

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 about 124,000 people.

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