ABB has secured orders worth around $38m for a new 1,320MW coal-fired power plant, which is under construction in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.

The orders were placed by NCC, the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor for the plant.

Under the contract, ABB is responsible for the design, engineering, installation and commissioning of the electrical balance of plant (EBoP), as well as a 400-kilovolt (kV) gas insulated switchgear (GIS) substation, scheduled for completion in 2014.

The EBoP solution includes a range of ABB power products, which have been integrated into an optimized system to suit operational requirements.

Some of the major product supplies include generator circuit breakers, medium- and low-voltage switchgear, transformers and protection equipment.

The Nellore plant will be a ‘super-critical’ thermal power plant, which is considered more efficient than conventional coal-fired power plants as they generate more energy, consume less coal and produce fewer emissions than traditional sub-critical technologies.

ABB Power Systems division head Brice Koch said, "ABB has a long-standing presence and a well-established track record in India and we are pleased to contribute further to the development of the country’s power infrastructure."

"Our extensive local manufacturing footprint and resource capability enable us to bring best-in-class technologies to our customers and to serve the electricity needs of this growing economy and its vibrant population," Koch added.