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ABB secures Abu Dhabi water contract

Deal worth US$144 million signed

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ABB will expand the water transmission system.
ABB will expand the water transmission system.

ABB has won a turnkey order worth US$144million from the Abu Dhabi Transmission and Despatch Company (TRANSCO) for a major expansion of a water transmission system in Abu Dhabi.

The project will help increase the volume of water supplied by the Shuewihat Power and Desalination Plant to the capital of the UAE, by increasing the capacity of two pumping stations.

"ABB's integrated power and automation technologies will help to provide a reliable and efficient water supply to meet growing demand for water and support sustainable development in the region," said Peter Leupp, head of ABB's Power Systems division.

ABB will be responsible for the engineering, installation, testing, commissioning and overall management of the project and will provide a turnkey mechanical, electrical and automation solution for the extension and modification of the Shuweihat and Mirfa pumping stations.

The products supplied will include pumps, with related surge vessels and piping, energy-efficient drives and motors, as well as the required extension of the electrical balance of plant (eBoP). The automation systems to manage the operation and monitoring of the water pipeline will use ABB´s state-of-the-art System 800xA control platform.

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