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ABB wins US$8.3m GCC Grid service contract

Agreement to cover substations in four countries over a 2-year period.

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ABB's maintenance contract covers a two-year stretch.
ABB's maintenance contract covers a two-year stretch.

ABB has signed a service contract with the Gulf Cooperation Council Interconnection Authority (GCCIA) to provide maintenance for equipment and systems at the Gulf Interconnection Grid’s newly constructed substations.

The two-year contract between ABB and the GCCIA, which is worth $8.3 million, will aim to optimize the grid’s reliability through regular maintenance and provide technical and emergency assistance when required.

“We will provide round-the-clock support to the Interconnection Grid, including frequent substation visits for preventive maintenance and inspection as well as coordination with all suppliers for substation equipment,” said, Jalal Bageri, ABB’s Saudi Arabia country services manager.

Substations covered under the agreement include Al Fadhili, Ghunan, Salwa and Ras Al Qurayha in Saudi Arabia, Al Jasra in Bahrain, Al Zour in Kuwait and Doha South in Qatar.
 

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