ABB wins $22 million power orders in India

2010-03-09 - Substations to boost energy efficiency and power reliability

Zurich, Switzerland, Mar 9, 2010 – ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won orders worth $22 million from Haryana Vidyut Prasaran Nigam Limited (HVPNL), a state-owned power utility in northern India to provide four turnkey substations for the regional grid.

The four substations will transmit electricity from new power generation plants in the region as part of a significant program to strengthen the state’s transmission network and improve energy efficiency. The Haryana Power System Improvement Project has financial support from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, part of the World Bank, and is scheduled for completion by the end of 2011.

ABB will deliver four 220 kilovolt (kV) air-insulated substations equipped with IEC 61850-compliant automation, protection and control systems. The scope of the project covers design, supply, installation and commissioning of the substations and associated equipment, which includes switchgear and power transformers.

"These substations will help to enhance the reliability and efficiency of the transmission network in the state, improving power supplies to consumers and supporting economic development in the region,” said Peter Leupp, head of ABB's Power Systems division.

Substations are key installations in the power grid that transform voltage levels and facilitate the safe and efficient transmission and distribution of electricity. They include equipment that protects and controls electrical power. ABB is the world’s leading supplier of air- and gas-insulated substations covering a range of voltage levels up to 1,100 kV.

ABB (www.abb.com) 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 117,000 people.

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