ABB wins Rs175 crore order from NTPC
ABB India has won an order worth around Rs175 crore from NTPC to build two substations in the western Indian state of Maharashtra. The substations will facilitate transmission of electricity from new power generation plants being constructed in the region.
"These substations will help make more power available to meet growing demand for electricity in the region and will improve the reliability and efficiency of the transmission grid. The substations we are supplying will be equipped with the latest IEC 61850 substation automation system to facilitate open communication between the numerous control and protection devices within the substation and beyond.” said N Venu, local division manager and head of power systems division in India.
Given its growth ambitions and per capita consumption India is expected to expand its power infrastructure substantially in the coming years. The country has an installed power generation capacity of around 20 lakh MW and according to estimates of the International Energy Agency, India needs to invest more than $135 billion to add between 600 and 1,200 GW of additional new power generation capacity by 2050 to provide universal access to electricity for its population.
The substations will include seventeen 400 kilovolt (kV) bays and fourteen 132 kV bays in Solapur, and twelve 400kV bays and eight 132kV bays in Mauda. ABB’s turnkey project scope comprises the design, engineering, supply, installation, commissioning and associated civil works for the substations. The project is scheduled for completion in 2016.
ABB has recently been entrusted by NTPC for the construction of substations at Mauda (Stage-I), Gandhar and Nabinagar.