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ABB bags $18mn PowerGrid order

According to reports, power and automation technology group of ABB has won an order worth around $18 million from Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (PGCIL) to construct a 400 kilovolt (kV) gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) sub-station at Kolhapur in Maharashtra.

The new sub-station will help strengthen the inter-regional grid between the western and southern regions.

“This sub-station will boost power transmission to the southern region and increase the inter-regional transfer capacity,” Oleg Aleinikov, head of ABB’s Sub-stations business, a part of the company’s Power Systems division, said in a statement.

“ABB’s latest GIS technology will help reduce the sub-station’s footprint significantly, while ensuring efficiency and reliability,” he added.

The project scope includes design, engineering, supply, installation and commissioning.

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