ABB bags Rs332.87 crore electrical systems order for Delhi International Airport

Leading power and automation technology group, ABB,  has won a Rs332.871 crore ($77 million) order for design, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of electrical products and systems for the new Terminal 3 (T3) building at Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi, India.

ABB will provide electrical infrastructure and control systems for Delhi's state-of-the-art terminal, T3, which is currently under construction. ABB's intelligent power distribution management system, SCADA, will be used to monitor and control the terminal's entire electrical network.

ABB said these systems will be part of a modernization project to prepare the airport for the Commonwealth Games in 2010.

Peter Leupp, head of ABB's Power Systems division said, ''Airports are exceptionally demanding work environments that require extremely reliable power supplies. ABB's comprehensive range of energy-efficient electrical products and systems will ensure reliable power distribution and control of power.''

Scope of the order includes 11-kilovolt (kV) panels, distribution transformer, low-voltage panel, cabling, wiring, conduits, light fixtures, bus ducts and un-interruptible power supply (UPS), for dependable backup power if primary power is lost. SCADA provides local and remote control capability for immediate access to real-time network information, as well as easy connectivity to other systems in the electrical network.

ABB products and systems meet stringent specifications for delivery, execution, reliability, safety, and energy efficiency.

Delhi airport's state-of-the-art terminal T3 will cover an area of 520,000 sqm with capacity to handle 25 million passengers, and is scheduled to be operational by March 2010.