Iraqi grid contract goes to ABB
Power firm wins further Iraq orders to boost power supply
ABB has announced it has won a contract worth approximately US $75 million from Iraq’s Ministry of Electricity to extend a transmission substation in the south of the country. The firm is to work on a 400/132kV substation that will connect a newly-constructed 500 MW gas-fired power plant, together with smaller plants under construction, to the national grid.
“The substation extension will enable the integration of additional power generation sources and boost power supply to the region. It will also help to improve grid reliability and power quality,” said ABB’s head of power systems, Brice Koch.
His company will be responsible for project management, design, supply, installation and commissioning, which is due for completion next year. ABB will be providing equipment including air-insulated switchgear, transformers and shunt reactors, together with supply control and protection systems.