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ABB wins Rs 4,350 crore power transmission contract in India for thermal, wind power

Swiss Transformer Maker ABB Has Secured A USD 640 Million Contract For A 1,830-km (1,137-mile) Power Link In India To Connect Thermal And Wind Power Plants With The Country's Growing Urban Areas

PTI | Updated on: 10 Jan 2017, 06:41:25 PM
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New Delhi:

Swiss transformer maker ABB has secured a $640 million contract for a 1,830-km (1,137-mile) power link in India to connect thermal and wind power plants with the country's growing urban areas, the company reported in a statement on Tuesday.

As per a story in Economic Times, ABB won the contract from Power Grid Corporation of India, the national electricity grid operator, to provide equipment for an ultra-high-voltage 800 kilovolt system between Raigarh in central India and Pugalur, in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. 

The system, one of the longest in the world, will have the capacity to supply electricity to 80 million people once it is completed in 2019, ABB said. 

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First Published : 10 Jan 2017, 05:54:00 PM