Iraq awards new $60m substation deal
Avantha Group CG set to build four high voltage GIS substations
Avantha Group Company CG has won a US $60 million deal for the turnkey construction of four high voltage GIS substations by Iraq’s Ministry of Electricity. The contract, awarded by the Ministry’s Electrical Transmission Project Office, will see the firm design, manufacture, deliver and install the substations to help support the development of a 132kV transmission grid.
The deal includes all electrical engineering works, 12 power transformers, medium and high voltage Gas Insulated Switchgear, together with the control and protection systems.
“We thank the Ministry of Electricity in Iraq for renewing their trust in CG, which has supported Iraq for the last 25 years and helped build its electrical infrastructure. CG has supplied high quality, reliable T&D products and has a successful track record of building similar substations in the Middle East region. We look forward to strengthening our relationship with the Ministry of Iraq as a long-standing partner,” said Laurent Demortier, CEO and Managing Director of Avantha Group Company CG.
The project is scheduled to be completed in August 2014.