ABB bags $56m to help India strengthen power grid

Engineering giant ABB has won an order worth $56 million (£33.6m) to supply power transformers in India. As a growing economic giant, India is investing in its ultra-high voltage network […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

Engineering giant ABB has won an order worth $56 million (£33.6m) to supply power transformers in India.

As a growing economic giant, India is investing in its ultra-high voltage network to strengthen its power transmission grid. ABB is supporting the development by providing the technologies needed.

Transformers are vital parts of an electrical grid and essential for efficient and safe conversion of electricity between different voltage systems.

Bernhard Jucker, Head of ABB’s Power Products division said: “These transformers and shunt reactors will help enhance grid reliability and ensure the highest standards of efficiency with reduced life-cycle costs. We are pleased to continue supporting India’s efforts to strengthen its transmission infrastructure and improve power availability.”

India’s POWERGRID, which owns and operates over 100,000 kilometres of transmission lines, is building substations in southern and eastern India. The substations will receive power from the neighbouring states of Jharkhand and West Bengal and distribute it in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh to meet the growing demand.