ABB bags Rs 330 cr contract from Powergrid Corp

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New Delhi, Feb 10 (UNI) Leading power and automation technology provider ABB Ltd today said it has secured orders worth Rs 330 crore from country's transmission utility Powergrid Corporation of India Ltd (PGCIL) to help strengthen the transmission grid across the country.

''ABB will supply solutions and a range of power products for substations across the country, including at Chamera in Himachal Pradesh, where its compact gas-insulated switchgear technology will bring space-saving, higher reliability and safety benefits,'' company said in a statement.

The company will also support the 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, all in the state of Maharashtra. Some of the orders were booked at the end of 2007.

''Reliable power supplies are essential for a rapidly growing economy like India's,'' ABB's Power Systems division head Peter Leupp said, adding, ''Our latest technology will help PGCIL's network meet the power infrastructure demands of the future''.

ABB's scope of supply for Chamera includes the design, supply, erection and commissioning of a new 400/220-kilovolt (kV) gas-insulated substation.

The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs more than 1,10,000 people.

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