Power stability in Bahrain

ABB has won a $27 million order from MEW Bahrain for indoor substations that are needed to strengthen and stabilise Bahrain’s transmission network.


ABB

has won a $27 million turnkey order from MEW Bahrain for gas-insulated indoor substations. The new power systems are needed to strengthen and stabilise the transmission network in Bahrain.

The main cause for Bahrain’s enhanced power supply is its rapidly growing industry base.

Under the terms of the contract, ABB will supply three new 220 kV GIS substations for the BahrainFinancialHarbour, for the power plant Sitra as well as for the residential area Buquwwah.

The order includes control, protection and auxiliary equipment. ABB will also carry out testing, installation and commissioning.
Another key factor for winning the order was the short delivery time as the substations have to be engineered, manufactured and commissioned by the end of July 2007.