India order for ABB

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ABB has won orders worth around $71m from Powergrid Corporation of India, India’s national transmission utility, to help strengthen the sub-continent’s transmission network.

ABB will supply power products for substations around the country, including at Chamera in Himachal Pradesh, northern India. ABB will also support PGCIL in its efforts to strengthen the western grid with new substations to be set up in Pune and Solapur as well as extensions to substations in Parli, Aurangabad and Kolhapur.

ABB’s scope of supply for Chamera includes the design, supply, erection and commissioning of a new 400/220kV gas-insulated substation. This project includes switchgear, power transformers, shunt reactors and an automation system based on the latest global standard, IEC 61850.

For the other projects, ABB’s scope includes design and supply of the substations, 400/220kV power transformers and instrument transformers, a range of circuit breakers as well as equipment to enable communication and monitoring through the power lines of the transmission network. ABB will also provide control and protection systems, including the latest IEC 61850-compliant automation system.