ABB strike gold in Sri Lanka

ABB has today won a turnkey contract worth $27 million to strengthen energy supplies in the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo, and its industrial outskirts. The contract is said to be the largest power transmission order won by ABB in Sri Lanka.

Under the contract with the Ceylon Electricity Board, ABB will install four substations based on gas insulated technology (GIS) over the next two years.

The project involves the design, manufacture, testing, erection and commissioning of the switchgear, new transformers and associated equipment.

ABB will supply 132kV GIS units, 33kV and 11kV GIS units, power transformers, and control and protection panels, including substation automation systems.

‘The order highlights the importance for ABB of the South Asian market, where there is increasing demand for our high-end technology to strengthen the power distribution infrastructure,’ said Peter Smits, head of ABB’s Power Technologies division.