ABB in Hudson’s Hope has been awarded 18 million dollars by BC Hydro to carry out a retrofit of station service equipment at the GMS facility.
The work is to be carried out in three stages, with the first phase to be completed by August 2009 and the balance of the work by 2010 and 2011 respectively.
The contract to the utility’s G.M. Shrum power generation station project will include the supply of ABB medium voltage and low-voltage switchgear, dry-type transformers, cables and other equipment.
ABB will also be conducting system studies and providing complete engineering, installation and commissioning services.
Vice President Sales and Marketing for ABB’s Power Products & Systems Greg Farthing says one of the greatest challenges with establishing the contract was to upgrade BC Hydro’s power system without interrupting operations at its plant.
He says the company is confident it will meet its environmental and safety goals, without interruptions to the plant.