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Hitachi ABB Power Grids, listed on the Indian stock exchanges as ABB Power Products and Systems India Ltd, has won a project worth more than Rs 1 billion from HPCL Rajasthan Refinery Ltd (HRRL), a joint venture between the state-run Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL) and the Government of Rajasthan. The infrastructure development will help to power its new refinery and petrochemical project in the Barmer district of Rajasthan.
With a total processing capacity of 9 million metric tonnes (MMT) per annum, this project is aimed at producing clean fuels and feedstock for textile, packaging and petroleum industries. It is expected to create about 1,000 direct jobs upon completion, and up to 40,000 indirect jobs during construction, while contributing to Rajasthan’s economic development.
“We are very pleased to be lending support to this project which will further propel infrastructure development, economic revival and job creation in the State,” said N Venu, Managing Director, Hitachi ABB Power Grids in India.
“India is the third-biggest consumer of oil and refiners need to prime themselves ahead of time to avoid potential supply disruptions. Reliable power is indispensable for that and we are glad to have been chosen as the trusted partner by HRRL,” he added.
Hitachi ABB Power Grids is delivering a 220/66-kilovolt (kV) substation to assimilate power from the state grid and deliver it smoothly and efficiently to the Barmer refinery. Gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) with its compact and low-maintenance design will be installed, enabling the refinery to conserve space.
To maximise power availability the substation is equipped with advanced substation automation systems to control and protect HRRL’s grid. It is also deploying industry-leading power transformers, to further enhance power infrastructure safety and efficiency.
This project is part of Hitachi ABB Power Grids' broader strategy to penetrate the industrial segment and highlights its long-standing leadership in grid connections and power quality.