ABB wins $52 million power orders in India

Products and systems for an efficient, low-emission thermal power plant

Zurich, Switzerland, June 24, 2009 - ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won orders worth $52 million to provide power products and solutions for a super-critical coal-fired power plant in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.

The contract was awarded by Tata Projects Ltd, the engineering, procurement and construction contractor for the Balance of Plant related to the 2x800 megawatt Krishnapatnam thermal power plant.

The plant will be the first in India to deploy super-critical technology on such a large scale. The technology achieves more efficient power generation, and therefore lower CO2 emissions, by using higher steam temperatures and pressures than conventional plants.

"This power plant will meet growing demand for electricity in the region and support economic growth with a reliable supply of power," said Peter Leupp, head of ABB's Power Systems division. “ABB’s products and systems also contribute significantly to safe and efficient power generation and transmission with lower emissions.”

Under the terms of the contract, ABB will provide an integrated electrical balance of plant (eBoP) solution, including transformers, switchgear and protection equipment, as well as a 400-kilovolt turnkey substation to facilitate power transmission from the plant.

ABB will also provide system engineering, installation, testing, commissioning and overall project management. The project, which is scheduled for completion in 2012, is being executed by APPDCL (Andhra Pradesh Power Development Company Limited).

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 120,000 people.

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