ABB awarded $59 million power contract

ABB announced yesterday that it has won two contracts worth $59 million to upgrade and expand electric power transmission and distribution in the United Arab Emirates.

The contracts, signed with Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (ADWEA), are designed to meet the growing demand for energy in the UAE.

‘The speed with which we can complete this complex project was the key factor in winning this contract,’ said Peter Smits, head of ABB’s Power Technologies division.

The first contract includes the supply of around 50 pre-engineered and self-contained 33/11kV distribution substations. The package includes 386 medium-voltage switchgear panels and 20 transformers.

The second contract comprises the delivery of five 33/11kV distribution substations that incorporate the latest technology in control, protection and monitoring systems, 250 air-and gas-insulated switchgear panels, as well as 25 distribution transformers.

The first units will be delivered in seven months, and the contracts finalised in 20 months.

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