- Published: 09 January 2015 09 January 2015
ABB has won an order worth about US$ 40 million from Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) to supply two new 220kV substations and upgrade an existing substation in Sri Lanka. The project is scheduled for completion in 2017.
The new infrastructure is being deployed as part of the country’s Clean Energy and Network Efficiency Improvement Project, which aims to strengthen the national grid by increasing capacity and enabling greater integration of renewables as well as reducing losses and enhancing power reliability. By 2020, the government plans to install additional power generation capacity of over 2,500MW and to increase the share of renewable energy in the national grid to about 20 per cent. As part of the turnkey contract, ABB will design, engineer, supply and commission the substations and provide the following equipment: high-voltage air-insulated switchgear, medium-voltage indoor gas-insulated switchgear, power transformers, IEC 61850-compliant protection and substation automation, and fiber-optic communications systems.