ABB scores Kuwaiti circuit-breaker deal
Firm announces new $10m order from Ministry of Electricity & Water
ABB has been awarded a US $10 million contract by Kuwait’s IEPC for a project at the Ministry for Electricity and Water. The deal is the largest of its kind for Kuwait’s distribution network, and will see ABB’s VD4 type vacuum circuit breakers installed in 500 distribution 11kV substations.
“Winning the contract is a major boost to ABB in the Middle East and is the culmination of more than four years’ effort. Our open and transparent working relationship with IEPC has been key for the success and in gaining an understanding of the technical needs and operating environment in Kuwait. We look forward to develop the relationship further,” said Smiljan Music, regional OEM business development manager for the Middle East and Africa.
ABB has been working with IEPC since 2007 with the aim of making inroads into Kuwait’s electricity distribution market, and has said this latest deal represents a major step forward into that market.
Yousef Al-Majed, general manager of IEPC, added: “We now have the challenge of delivering the project in a timely maneer, which will go a long way towards setting us up as a major force in Kuwait.”