Power equipment supplier ABB has won a contract to supply electrical balance of plant to the 96-MW Dikchu hydroelectric project in India’s Sikkim State.
In an agreement with Sneha Kinetic Power Projects Pvt. Ltd., a unit of Greenko Energies Pvt. Ltd., ABB is to connect the hydro project to India’s national grid by designing and engineering the complete electrical system.
The run-of-river project is being built in East Sikkim District on the Dikchu River, a tributary of the Teesta River. Alstom India won a contract in 2011 to design, manufacture, supply, test and commission the turbines, generators and auxiliaries for Dikchu.
ABB’s scope of work includes supply of a variety of electrical equipment including 132-kilovolt GIS, MV and LV switchgear, transformers, cabling, firefighting, protection, HVAC, earthing, busduct, DC system, lighting and alarm systems.