Wednesday, April 26, 2017

ABB gets $30m contract to build power substations in Bangladesh

  • News Desk, bdnews24.com
    Published: 2017-04-18 16:35:56 BdST

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132 kV AIS substation built by ABB (PGGI, India) in Bangladesh, similar to Kacchua 132/33kV AIS Station to be built under the present contract

ABB India, a unit of Switzerland-based ABB, has won a $30 million order from the Power Grid Company of Bangladesh to support and improve the country’s power infrastructure.

ABB will build two power stations and upgrade two others in Bangladesh’s south-east, the company said in a statement on Tuesday.

The new power stations will be built in Kachua and Kalurghat, while those scheduled for upgrades are in Comilla and Modhunaghat.

The order will add 535MW to Bangladesh’s power grid - enough to power 250,000 households, according to ABB.

“We have a proven track record in Bangladesh and are pleased to continue supporting the country in its efforts to strengthen its power infrastructure and boost transmission capacity to bring much needed electricity to millions of households,” said Patrick Fragman, managing director of ABB’s grid integration business.”