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ABB scoops $17m Saudi substation project

ABB will supply equipment to Yanbu facility extension

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ABB scoops $17m Saudi Arabian substation contract. (Getty Images)
ABB scoops $17m Saudi Arabian substation contract. (Getty Images)

Swiss power and automation firm ABB has won an order worth $17 million for the extension of a Saudi Arabian power plant.

Awarded by the Korean Hanwha Engineering and Construction Corp, the contract is for the extension of the Yanbu power station in western Saudi Arabia. Currently producing around 1,000 megawatts of electricity the plant will be boosted to around 1,500 megawatts with the extension of the gas-insulated switchgear.

ABB is to design, supply, install and commission the extension of the plant’s existing 380/115 kilovolt substation, using high-voltage gas insulated switchgear and a range of circuit breakers, also implementing the control, protection and telecommunication equipment.

“The extension of this substation will facilitate the efficient and reliable integration of additional power to help meet the growing demand for electricity from industrial and residential customers,” said Oleg Aleinikov, head of ABB’s substation business. “Our extensive experience in Saudi Arabia and knowledge of the power network, combined with our technology strengths will be key advantages in the execution of this project,” he added.

The project is due for completion by 2012.
 

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