ABB awarded $22 million power equipment contract

ABB has been awarded $22 million by a GE-led consortium to deliver power station equipment for the Yixing pumped storage power station in eastern China.

ABB has been awarded a $22 million contract from a GE-led consortium to deliver power station equipment that will strengthen the supply of electricity to part of eastern China.

The equipment will be installed at the 4×250 MW Yixing pumped storage power station in Jiangsu province.

Upon completion in 2007, the power plant will strengthen power supply in an area that is said to suffer from severe power shortages due to growing demand. Work on the project will start immediately.

The project involves design work, manufacturing, testing, site management and commissioning of equipment. ABB will deliver control, protection and excitation systems, static frequency converters, generator circuit breakers, station service systems and cabling.

‘ABB has considerable experience in the power systems business and knowledge of China, both of which have helped us to meet the customer’s requirements for technically advanced and complex power systems and products, ‘ commented Peter Smits, head of ABB’s Power Technologies division.