ABB wins US120 million hydropower transmission order in China

ABB has won an order worth about $120 million to engineer and supply key equipment for the Jinping-Sunan 800 kilovolt Ultra High Voltage Direct Current hydropower transmission project of the State Grid Corporation of China.

The 2,090 km power link will transport clean hydropower from Sichuan province in central-western China to the highly industrialized coastal area in the eastern province of Jiangsu.

The UHVDC link will have a rated capacity of 7,200 MW and is expected to be energized in 2013.

The system and key equipment will be designed in close cooperation with SGCC and local Chinese partners, and ABB will also supply key components for both converter stations, including converter valves, the control and protection system and DC yard equipment. As separately announced, ABB has also been selected to supply the 800 kV UHVDC transformers for both converter stations.

In other news, ABB has been selected by Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. to deliver an ultrahigh-voltage transmission system, worth about $900 million, to supply hydropower from northeastern India to the city of Agra over a distance of 1,728 kilometers.

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