ABB wins orders for Brazilian wind farm substations

ABB is to supply five new transformer substations and build overhead transmission lines to serve 14 wind farms in Brazil.

The orders worth $32m (£20.5m) were placed in the fourth quarter of 2010 by Renova Energia, a Brazilian power company specialising in the generation of electricity from renewable resources.

According to a statement, ABB will design, engineer, supply, construct and commission the substations, in addition to training customer operators and maintenance staff.

The delivery includes five turnkey 34.5/69kV substations including 12 step-up power transformers rated at 33MVA, air and gas-insulated switchgear, medium-voltage reclosers and distribution transformers.

ABB will also supply and install 60km of 69kV overhead transmission lines to connect a 290MW wind power plant to the national electricity grid that is currently under construction in the north eastern state of Bahia.

The project is scheduled for completion in 2012.