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ABB India flags off its first 800kV UHVDC transformer

EM news bureau ,  Saturday, November 07, 2015, 10:30 Hrs  [IST]

ABB India recently rolled out the first 800kV converter transformer manufactured at its Vadodara facility in Gujarat. Weighing around 300 tonnes, the transformer will be installed at Power Grid Corporation of India’s Agra substation in Uttar Pradesh. The transformer is part of the 800kV, 6000-mw North East-Agra UHVDC transmission link spanning over 1,750 km.

UHVDC (ultra high voltage direct current) is the technology of choice for long-distance bulk power transmission globally. The upcoming UHVDC line will enable evacuation and transmission of clean energy from the North East to load centers of North India. “It also brings cheaper power from the states of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh to the North Eastern Region with minimal losses,” said Pitamber Shivnani, President, Power Products Division, ABB India.

“As we upgrade the transmission network in the country, this milestone demonstrates that ABB is a well-positioned partner in our plans of bringing quality power to all,” said R.P. Sasmal, Director (Operations), PGCIL, who flagged off the converter transformer from the manufacturing facility.

When fully commissioned in 2016, the North-East Agra link will become the world’s first multi-terminal UHVDC connection. From the facility in Vadodara, ABB has already supplied six 400kV converter transformers for this project for installation at Alipurduar substations in West Bengal.

ABB has been manufacturing power products in India for more than five decades. It commenced manufacturing of transformers at its Vadodara facility in 1999 and over time expanded its portfolio to become a major manufacturer of EHV and UHV transformers and reactors in India, a company release noted.
 
                 
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written by  Lenka  Dec 2, 2015 3:38 PM
110/120 220/240 Volts No Noise (Electronics) Needed this converter to work with a Samsung UN55C8000 tv and C5900 braluy player that I also purchased from Amazon. The box is well built and it powered up the tv and braluy player without problems. Doesn't seem to heat up too much which may indicate that its working at a good efficiency. The only peeve is that the connector (to wall socket) is EU type and I have to purchase another converter plug so it will fit to a UK wall socket in S'pore. Would be nice if they included a UK adapter.
           

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