ABB has been awarded orders worth $32 million from Hydro One Networks, Inc., in Toronto, Ontario, Canada to provide high-voltage power products for the expansion of two existing 550-kV-80-kA substations in Ontario.
ABB will design, manufacture, test, supply and provide technical direction on-site for an expansion of seven gas insulated switchgear (GIS) circuit breaker positions, including a gas insulated bus (GIB) for new line exit connections, and a provision of interfaces for existing GIS substations, including interfaces to non-ABB GIS substations.
“The ABB high-voltage products that will be used in these Hydro One substations – including dead-tank circuit breakers manufactured in Mount Pleasant, PA, USA, and gas-insulated switchgear manufactured in Oerlikon, Switzerland – are designed to meet the challenging demands of 550 kV system application and 80 kA fault current interrupting capability,” said Sandy Taylor, ABB Canada Country Manager.
“ABB’s global technology leadership position in high voltage switchgear products and related services helps utilities like Hydro One to meet their customers’ increasing needs for highly reliable, efficient electric power,” said Greg Scheu, head of ABB Power Products Division, North America. “These products are available to meet a variety of demanding technical and environmental requirements and have been successfully applied in all regions of the world.”