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ABB bags orders worth $56 mn from PowerGrid

According to reports, power major ABB has won orders worth around Rs. 310 crore ($56 million) from Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd to supply power transformers and shunt reactors for sub-stations being built to support the country’s ultrahigh voltage transmission grid development.

The orders were booked in the fourth quarter of 2013 and in the first quarter of 2014.

India is investing in its ultrahigh voltage network to strengthen its power transmission grid and ABB is playing a key role in supporting this development through turnkey substation solutions and a range of power products, including switchgears and transformers, said Bernhard Jucker, head of ABB’s Power Products division.

Fourteen 500 megavolt ampere (MVA), 765 kilovolt (kV) ultrahigh voltage single-phase auto-transformers based on ABB technology will be installed at greenfield substations being constructed in Kanpur and Varanasi.

These substations will receive power from Jharkhand and West Bengal and distribute it in Uttar Pradesh to meet growing demand in the region.

ABB will also supply 26 units of 80 MVA and 10 units of 110 MVA, 765 kV ultrahigh voltage single-phase shunt reactors for four substations being built in southern and eastern India.

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