(EnergyAsia, April 28 2011, Thursday) — ABB, the Switzerland-based power and automation technology group, said it has won an order worth US$18 million to upgrade and modernise control systems a 1,260 megawatt (MW) thermal power plant in the western Indian state of Gujarat.

The contract was awarded by Gujarat State Electricity Company Limited (GSECL) for work at its plant in Wanakbori to be completed by 2013.

ABB said it will install its proven SymphonyTM distributed control system (DCS) and supply the complete control and instrumentation package for the 6×210 MW plant. The solution will include diagnostics and optimization packages, turbine controls, steam generator control, station controls and instrumentation, a steam and water analysis system (SWAS), flue gas analyzers, control valves, actuators and positioners.