Valued at $56m, the contracts will see ABB playing a significant role in supporting the development through turnkey substation solutions and a range of power products, including switchgear and transformers.

The company will install its proven technology-based 14 500MVA, 765kV ultrahigh voltage single-phase auto-transformers at greenfield substations being constructed in Kanpur and Varanasi.

In addition, ABB will supply 26 units of 80MVAr and 10 units of 110MVAr, 765kV ultrahigh voltage single-phase shunt reactors for four substations being built in southern and eastern India.

ABB Power Products division head Bernhard Jucker said, "These transformers and shunt reactors will help enhance grid reliability and ensure the highest standards of efficiency with reduced life-cycle cost."

The substations are expected to receive power from the neighboring states of Jharkhand and West Bengal, and distribute it in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh to address growing demand in the region.

Transformers serve as integral components of an electrical grid, and are essential for the efficient and safe conversion of electricity between diverse voltage systems.

ABB to supply power transformers to support India’s ultrahigh voltage transmission grid development. Photo: