ABB wins $55 million orders to boost Indian power grid

Switzerland, Zurich: ABB has won orders worth $55 million from public utilities, Bihar Grid Corporation Limited (BGCL) and West Bengal State Electricity Transmission Company Limited (WBSETCL).

As part of the contract, ABB will build new transmission and distribution substations to boost power supplies in the region.

ABB will design, supply, install and commission 220/132/33 kV GIS substations across four locations. Other equipment includes medium-voltage switchgear, IEC 61850-compliant protection and substation automation systems.

The two east Indian states of Bihar and West Bengal regularly face significant power shortfalls and demand is rising, fuelled by mining, agriculture and increasing urbanisation.

Source: ABB