ABB has won orders worth $28 million from India's Maharashtra State Electricity Transmission Co. Ltd. for substations to help improve the efficiency and reliability of the state’s network.

The 220 kV and 132 kV substations will be located in the Nashik, Amravati and Nagpur zones of the western Indian state of Maharashtra, and are an integral part of MSETCL’s efforts to reduce transmission and distribution losses. The order was won in the second quarter, and the project is scheduled for completion in 2010.

ABB is responsible for the system design and engineering, civil works, supply, installation, commissioning and overall project management. The turnkey solution includes the supply of a range of circuit breakers, instrument transformers, power transformers, power line carrier communication (PLCC) equipment, and the supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system to enable better monitoring and control of power supply.

MSETCL is one of the largest state power transmission utilities in India. It is reinforcing its transmission network following the addition of generation capacity to meet growing demand for electricity in the state.