By the Electrical India content team
ABB Power Grids stated in a release that it has bagged a project worth Rs 165 crore by state-owned refiner Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL). The project will ensure a reliable grid connection at its Barauni refinery in Bihar. The refiner has plans of expansion at its crude oil processing capacity at the plant by 50 per cent to 9 million tons per annum in the next three years. And this project will ensure power quality for its future operations there, ABB said in a press release.
ABB Power is delivering its 220/33 kilovolt gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) substation which will assimilate power from the Bihar State Power Transmission Corporation Ltd and IOCL’s captive generation plants and deliver it with efficiency to the Barauni refinery. The GIS substation will also save space – nearly 70 per cent by virtue of its compact, robust and low-maintenance design.
In addition, ABB Power Grids is equipping the substation with its advanced substation automation and network management tools to control and protect IOCL’s grid real-time and ensure maximum power availability. It is also deploying its industry-leading power transformers (125 mega volt-amps) to further enhance grid safety and efficiency.