ABB India, a pioneering technology leader in power and automation has strengthened its footprint in the renewables space with the achievement of a significant milestone in the wind energy business. Among the largest generator manufacturers for wind turbines, ABB has surpassed the 4.5GW mark with the delivery of over 2,000 units of wind power generators in the country. This is part of ABB’s next level strategy of driving the energy revolution with market focused technologies. These generators for wind turbines are manufactured in a factory in city of Vadodara Gujarat, recognized as ABB’s one of the most advanced facility globally and the fourth such facility in the group. The factory has been awarded by India Wind Energy Forum (IWEF) 2016, and earlier by CII for its quality and manufacturing excellence. ABB is also building one of the world’s longest UHVDC links from Chhattisgarh to Tamil Nadu, which will integrate wind power in the south with the main grid to serve demand centers of central and north India. In addition, ABB recently marked the delivery of 2,000+ units of specially designed dry type transformers for wind turbines from its factory at Savli. Safe and environmentally friendly, these compact transformers feature reduced dimensions for ease of installation, and can withstand both extreme vibrations and very demanding ambient conditions, onshore and offshore.
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