|Published : 18 Apr 2017, 17:43:45|
ABB India to buy two new substations, upgrade two existing substations
ABB India has won an order worth around Rs 1.78 billion from Power Grid Company of Bangladesh Ltd (PGCB).
As part of the project, ABB India will build two new substations and upgrade two existing substations, located in the south-eastern parts of Bangladesh, reports Times of India citing PTI.
The order was booked in the first quarter of 2017. The design, engineering, system integration and supply of key products will be executed in India.
The substations will add around 535 megawatts (MW) of transmission capacity - enough to power more than 250,000 households - and contribute to the Bangladesh government's target of providing access to electricity for its population of around 165 million, by 2021.
The government of Bangladesh is working towards its 'Vision 2041', which outlines plans to have a strong and developed economy by 2041. "Our long term partnering and association with PGCB for strengthening of power network in Bangladesh has been a rewarding experience," said Sanjeev Sharma, CEO and managing director, ABB India.
ABB will build and commission one 132kV/33kV air insulated switchgear substation in Kachua, one 132kV/33kV gas insulated switchgear substation in Kalurghat and upgrade two existing 132kV/33kV AIS substations into GIS substations in the Comilla and Modhunaghat areas.
The long-term plan for Bangladesh is to generate 60,000 MW electricity by 2041 - four times its current capacity - and grow its industrial and transport sector. Bangladesh is investing in its power infrastructure to meet the rapidly increasing demand and ensure a reliable supply.