ABB wins $28mn supply contract for Mirfa IWPP
Swiss firm to provide electrical balance of plant solution for 1,600MW plant in Abu Dhabi.
ABB has won an order worth around $28mn to supply an electrical Balance-of-Plant (eBoP) solution for the $1.5bn Mirfa independent water and power producer (IWPP) project in the United Arab Emirates.
The order was placed in the fourth quarter by Hyundai Engineering & Construction, the Engineering Procurement Construction (EPC) contractor for the project.
As part of the project scope, ABB will design, supply, install and commission the new plant’s electrical system, including major equipment such as generator circuit breakers, medium and low-voltage switchgear and distribution transformers.
Energy-efficient ABB variable frequency drives will help reduce pump energy consumption and extend motor life.
The 1,600 MW Mirfa project will increase power and water capacity in Abu Dhabi and the energy-deficient Northern Emirates.
It encompasses existing water and power facilities that will be augmented with a new combined cycle power plant and a seawater reverse osmosis desalination plant producing 240,000 m3 per day.
“We are pleased to support the sustainable development of UAE’s infrastructure and help address the growing demand for power and drinking water in the region,” said Claudio Facchin, head of ABB’s Power Systems division. ”
“ABB has the technologies, the domain expertise and a proven track record for reliable and energy-efficient electrical and automation solutions.”