ABB India rolls out first 800 kV converter transformer

Tuesday, Oct 27, 2015

ABB India rolled out the first 800 kilovolt (kV) converter transformer manufactured at its Vadodara facility in Gujarat for the ultra-high voltage direct current (UHVDC) transmission link.

The transport weight of the transformer is around 300 tonnes and it will be installed at PowerGrid’s Agra substation, part of the North East-Agra 800 kilovolt (kV), 6,000 MW, 1,750 km long, UHVDC transmission link.

“It is a privilege to be working on such a landmark project. UHVDC is the technology of choice for long-distance bulk power transmission and enables evacuation and transmission of clean energy from the North East to load centres of North India. It also brings cheaper power from the states of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh to the North Eastern Region with minimal losses,” said Pitamber Shivnani, President, Power Products Division, ABB India.

“We continuously invest in and develop our local capabilities to enable us to make and deliver leading edge technologies in India.”

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