ABB to link Chinese grid

ABB has been awarded $13 million to deliver transformers, breakers and other power products to 500 kV substations in the Shandong province of China.

ABB has won a $13 million order from Shandong Luneng Material and Goods M&G Group in China to deliver transformers, breakers and other power products to 500 kV substations in the Shandong province.

According to ABB, the substations are key to plans to link the Shandong and North China power grids as part of China’s move to inter-connect all its regional and provincial electric power networks. Upon completion in June 2004, it will improve the reliability of the Shandong and North China networks, helping them meet the increasing power demand in the regions.

Under the terms of contract, ABB will supply two sets of 750 MVA/500kV power transformers, one set of 500 kV shunt reactors with neutral point reactor, 41 units of outdoor gas insulated breakers, two sets of busbar protection systems and 10 sets of power line carrier communications equipment.

The power transformers, high-voltage breakers, protection and telecommunications systems will be manufactured by ABB High Voltage Switchgear Co Ltd, Beijing; ABB Chongqing Transformers Co Ltd and ABB (Shanghai) Engineering Co Ltd respectively.

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