ABB wins US$77m power order for Delhi International Airport
ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won an order of $77-million 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’s solutions are part of a modernization project to prepare the airport for the Commonwealth Games in 2010.
ABB will provide electrical infrastructure and control systems for 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.
“Airports are exceptionally demanding work environments that require extremely reliable power supplies,” said Peter Leupp, head of ABB’s Power Systems division. “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 Uninterruptible 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 sq. meters with capacity to handle 25 million passengers, and is scheduled to be operational by March 2010.