ABB wins power project

ABB has won a $30m order from GA Solar, part of the Gestamp Corporation, to deliver a 13MW photovoltaic (PV) power plant in northern Spain.

Once connected to the grid, the plant will supply up to 22.6GWh of electric power a year, which ABB claims will avoid the generation of more than 11,500 tons of CO2 emissions.

ABB will be responsible for the design, engineering, erection, civil works and commissioning of the plant, which is scheduled for completion within the year.

This will be achieved using ABB’s modular eBOP (electrical balance of plant) concept, which involves pre-assembling individual components of the plant’s electrical systems in modules and testing them prior to delivery.

ABB will supply all the electrical equipment required to connect the plant to the grid, including medium- and low-voltage switchgear, transformers and a medium-voltage substation.

ABB will also install control and automation technologies including a tracker system to enable the plant’s solar panels to follow the sun’s movement across the sky.