ABB wins $160m Kuwait power contract
Zurich, February 25, 2014
ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won $160 million order from the Kuwait Ministry of Electricity and Water (MEW) for construction of substations.
The orders won by ABB are for turnkey projects in Kuwait’s north Rawdatain region and include the design, supply, installation and commissioning of two 300/132 kilovolt (kV) gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) substations as well as the extension of three existing 132 kV GIS substations.
These orders were booked in the fourth quarter of 2013, said ABB in a statement.
Commenting on the win, CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer said:."The need to build up reliable and efficient power infrastructure in regions like the Middle East is an important growth driver for ABB. We have a proven track record in Kuwait and we are pleased to continue supporting the country’s growth and development, combining our global technology and engineering expertise with our strong local presence.”
Key product supplies include gas-insulated high- and medium-voltage switchgear, transformers, control and protection systems, shunt reactors and cables. The projects are scheduled for completion by 2016.-TradeArabia News Service