POWER UTILITY | Cesar Tordesillas, India

ABB wins power order in Bangladesh

ABB will supply a turnkey electrical balance of plant solution including a132 kilovolt (kV) substation that will support a 360 megawatt power plant in Bangladesh.


The order came from Hyundai Engineering & Construction Company.

The power plant and substation will be located in Haripur, Dhaka and is intended to address the growing demand for electricity in the Chittagong and Dhaka area.

As part of the turnkey electrical balance of plant solution, ABB will also design, supply, install and commission the 132 kV substation. Key equipment supplies include gas-insulated switchgear (GIS), the generator transformer, auxiliary and distribution transformers, generator circuit breakers and medium-voltage switchgear. The project is scheduled for completion in 2013.

“This project is part of the country’s efforts to accelerate the development of the country’s power infrastructure,” said Franz Josef Mengede, head of ABB’s Power Generation business within the Power Systems division. “It will boost power capacity and strengthen the Bangladesh transmission network, helping to meet the growing demand for electricity.”

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