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ABB revamps Mica hydro in BC

New transformers for 2.8GW project to be built at Quebec factory

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ABB is to upgrade the transformers at BC Hydro’s 2.8GW Mica hydro plant in British Columbia.

The $28m order will see the Swiss company design, manufacture and supply single phase, 176-megavolt ampere, 500kV transformers to the plant in Canada.

The units will be manufactured at the company’s facility in Varennes, Quebec. 

ABB transformers business unit managing director Markus Heimbach said: “We are pleased to continue our longstanding collaboration with BC Hydro.”

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