ABB has won orders worth about $19 million from Suzlon, the world’s third-largest manufacturer of wind turbines for substation solutions to serve wind farms installed in the states of Ceará and Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil.
ABB will design, supply and install two 230-kV main substations and 104 unitary 36-kV Compact Secondary Substations (CSS). Each wind turbine will be fitted with a fully automated unitary substation enabling real-time tracking and operation from a monitoring center in Fortaleza, and maximizing availability of the wind farms. Key equipment to be supplied with this order includes low-loss distribution transformers and a range of medium voltage switchgear.
“Integrating renewable energy sources to the grid not only helps to meet the growing need for electricity but also addresses environmental concerns,” said Oleg Aleinikov, head of ABB's substations business, a part of the company’s Power Systems division. “ABB has the technologies, domain competence and experience to support customers like Suzlon in achieving these goals.”