ABB wins $104m power order in UAE
Dubai, February 9, 2010
ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won an order worth $104 million from Fewa (Federal Electricity & Water Authority) in the UAE, to supply substations that will help increase power supplies in the north.
ABB will supply, deliver, install and commission five new 132 kilovolt (kV) substations, and expand an existing one. ABB will supply such products as gas- and air-insulated switchgear, power transformers and capacitor banks, as well as control and protection equipment.
The project is expected to be completed in around 15 months.
“These installations will enhance the capacity of the power grid to deliver reliable, efficient and high-quality electricity, and at the same time minimise the network’s footprint,” said Peter Leupp, head of ABB's Power Systems division.
Substations are key installations in the power grid that transform voltage levels and facilitate efficient transmission and distribution of electricity. They include equipment that protects and controls electrical power.
ABB is the world’s leading supplier of air- and gas-insulated substations, with more than 10,000 installed worldwide across a range of voltage levels up to 800 kV.-TradeArabia News Service