ABB Power Grids has been awarded a project worth Rs 165 crore by state-owned refiner the Indian Oil Corporation (IOCL) to ensure reliable grid connection at its Barauni refinery in Bihar.
The refiner aims to expand its crude oil processing capacity at the plant by 50 percent to nine million tpa in the next three years. The project will ensure power quality for its future operations there.
The technology pioneer is delivering its 220/33 kV gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) substation which will assimilate power from the Bihar State Power Transmission Corporation and IOCL’s captive generation plants and deliver it with efficiency to the Barauni refinery for smoothly running the refinery’s complex processing operations.
The GIS substation will also save space by as much as 70 percent by virtue of its compact, robust and low-maintenance design.
In addition, the company is equipping the substation with advanced substation automation and network management tools to control and protect IOCL’s grid real-time and ensure maximum power availability.
The company is also deploying its industry-leading power transformers of 125 MVA to further enhance grid safety and efficiency.