ABB wins orders for Indian substations

ABB has won orders worth $22m (£14.5m) from Haryana Vidyut Prasaran Nigam, 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 programme 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 220kV 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.