News | July 1, 2009

ABB Wins $52M Power Orders In India

Zurich, Switzerland - ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won orders worth $52M to provide power products and solutions for a super-critical coal-fired power plant in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.

The contract was awarded by Tata Projects Ltd, the engineering, procurement and construction contractor for the Balance of Plant related to the 2x800 megawatt Krishnapatnam thermal power plant.

The plant will be the first in India to deploy super-critical technology on such a large scale. The technology achieves more efficient power generation, and therefore lower CO2 emissions, by using higher steam temperatures and pressures than conventional plants.

"This power plant will meet growing demand for electricity in the region and support economic growth with a reliable supply of power," said Peter Leupp, head of ABB's Power Systems division. "ABB's products and systems also contribute significantly to safe and efficient power generation and transmission with lower emissions."

Under the terms of the contract, ABB will provide an integrated electrical balance of plant (eBoP) solution, including transformers, switchgear and protection equipment, as well as a 400-kilovolt turnkey substation to facilitate power transmission from the plant.

ABB will also provide system engineering, installation, testing, commissioning and overall project management. The project, which is scheduled for completion in 2012, is being executed by APPDCL (Andhra Pradesh Power Development Company Limited).

SOURCE: ABB Measurement & Analytics