ABB said yesterday that it has won turnkey contracts worth $21 million to rehabilitate and extend five 275/132kV substations in Malaysia.
The five substation contracts, with Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB), are to upgrade the electrical infrastructure around the city of Kuala Lumpur and in the northern part of Malaysia to meet increasing demands for energy and a reliable power supply.
TNB is Malaysia’s national electrical utility, serving five million customers.
ABB will complete the first four 132kV substation extensions in 12 months, and the remaining 275/132kV substation in 24 months. The extensions are being built in operating substations, so transmission and operational interruptions will be kept to a minimum.
The project includes the design, manufacture, testing, erection and commissioning of civil works, switchgear and associated equipment.
ABB will supply 275kV and 132kV AIS switchgear, associated substation equipment, as well as control and protection panels, including a substation automation system.