ABB to supply switchgear to London Underground

Power and automation technology group ABB has won a competitive contract from EDF Energy Infrastructure Services to supply medium-voltage (MV) switchgear panels for a project to upgrade the 11kV power network serving London Underground’s SSR (Sub-Surface Railway) lines.

EDF Energy Infrastructure Services will install the ABB MV switchgear in substations at 13 locations – from Acton Town to Upminster – where it will replace existing equipment that has now reached the end of its service life.

Delivery of the 147 panels will commence in December 2010, with delivery of the final panels scheduled for mid-2012.