ABB supplies substations to India’s hydro-rich Uttarakhand

Power Transmission Corp. of Uttarakhand Ltd. has awarded a US$34 million contract to ABB of Switzerland for substations to strengthen the transmission system of India’s hydro-rich Uttarakhand State.

ABB said July 1, 2009, that it is to design, supply, install, and commission three substations rated at 132 kilovolts, 220 kV, and 400 kV, as well as transformers and other major power equipment. The equipment manufacturer said the substations are to be completed in 2011 to help deliver clean hydropower to area communities of the northern India state.

ABB received a contract earlier this year to supply transformers for a major hydroelectric project being built in Uttarakhand, 520-MW Tapovan Vishnugad on the Dhauliganga River. (HydroWorld 5/4/09)

Other major hydro development is under way across Uttarakhand, with recent project work including 171-MW Lata Tapovan (HydroWorld 7/2/09), 444-MW Vishnugad Pipalkoti (HydroWorld 3/19/09), 56-MW Naitwar Mori (HydroWorld 1/20/09), the three-project 2,400-MW Tehri complex (HydroWorld 11/21/08), and numerous small hydro projects. (HydroWorld 1/19/09)

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