NCC has chosen ABB to design, engineer, install and commission the electrical balance of plant (EBoP) as well as a 400-kilovolt (kV) gas insulated switchgear (GIS) substation at a 1320 MW coal-fired power plant in India, scheduled for completion in 2014.

The EBoP solution comprises a range of ABB power products, which have been integrated into an optimized system to suit operational requirements, which has a track record for reducing overall project costs and mitigating risk.

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 recently delivered a similar EBoP solution for a new 1,600 MW super-critical power plant owned by the Andhra Pradesh state utility, APPDCL, which is located close to Nellore in Krishnapatnam.

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