ABB will invest around Rs 250 crore to set up additional facilities at Savli in Gujarat to manufacture high-voltage power products and transformers. The facilities will be operational by December 2012. The expansion is a part of the company’s plan to develop, manufacture and market products that meet the needs of Indian customers, as well as serving as an export hub.
The new facilities will manufacture high-voltage gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) and plug and switch system (PASS) hybrid switchgear as well as dry-type and oil immersed distribution transformers. The new transformers factory will manufacture vacuum cast coil dry-type transformers and oil immersed distribution transformers. It will help to bridge a gap in the present product offering in India and extend the distribution transformer range up to 10 megavolt amperes (MVA), 33 kilovolts (kV). It will also enable localisation of vacuum cast coil dry-type transformers.