ABB-BHEL consortium secures Rs 43.5 billion contract from Powergrid

A consortium of ABB India Limited and BHEL has secured aRs 43.5 billion transmission project from Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (Powergrid) for the integration of thermal and wind energy into the grid. The project entails the construction of the 1,830 km ultra high voltage direct current 800 kV Raigarh (Chhattisgarh)-Pugalur (Tamil Nadu) transmission line for linking the central and southern regions. The 6,000 MW project is valued at around Rs 57 billion and ABB’s share in the order stands at Rs 43.5 billion. The project is expected to be completed by 2019.