Contract double earns ABB $49 million

ABB has won two contracts worth $49 million from Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority to replace an existing substation and perform work on an underground cable system.

ABB announced today that it has won two contracts worth $49 million from Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (ADWEA) for an underground cable system and the replacement of an existing substation.

The orders result from ADWEA’s program to modernise and further develop the emirate’s transmission and distribution network in Abu Dhabi, which has been liberalised to include privately owned electricity and water suppliers.

Under the terms of the first award, worth about $31 million, ABB will design, manufacture and install 85 kilometres of 132-kV-underground cable and accessories on the island of Abu Dhabi. The project is scheduled for completion by the end of 2005, and will expand the physical capacity and improve the stability of Abu Dhabi’s transmission system.

The second award, worth about $18 million, is to design, manufacture and install a new 132/11-kV-substation. The substation will replace an existing facility and employ advanced gas insulated switchgear (GIS) to provide high efficiency and reliability to the grid.

In addition to 132-kV and 11- kV GIS, ABB will supply transformers and auxiliary equipment, and carry out balance-of-plant work. The substation is scheduled for completion within 24 months.

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