ESB buys SafeRing RMUs from ABB

ABB has signed a $12m (£8m) framework agreement to supply medium-voltage power equipment to ESB Networks, Ireland’s nationwide power-distribution utility.

The four-year framework agreement includes supply of 24kV SafeRing Ring Main Units (RMUs) to help upgrade the utility’s secondary-distribution network across Ireland, and follows a similar previous agreement completed with ESB.

According to ABB, the upgrade will contribute to more efficient and reliable power distribution and help meet local consumer needs.

The SafeRing units will also contribute to enhanced safety and are virtually maintenance-free.

ESB Networks is the licensed operator of the electricity-distribution system in Ireland and is responsible for building, operating, maintaining and developing the electricity network and serving electricity customers across the country.