ABB announced today that it has won a turnkey contract worth $18 million to install a substation based on hybrid technology in Poland.
ABB plans to complete the project for the Polish Grid Company (PSE SA) in 21 months.
The new plant, which replaces a substation built in 1959, will upgrade the electricity infrastructure around the city of Gdansk and help meet the increasing demand for a reliable power supply. The new substation will be built while the existing one is still in operation so there will be no break in transmission.
The project involves the design, manufacturing, testing, erection and commissioning of the switchgear, new transformers and associated equipment.
ABB will supply 220kV GIS ELK14 units, 110 kV hybrid PASS M0 units, power transformers, and control and protection panels, including a substation automation system. The installation includes the option to upgrade to 400 kV in the future.
The substation caters for Gdansk’s industrial and residential load and is said to be one of the important nodes in the Polish and Eastern European high-voltage transmission network.