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ABB inks US $11mn Kuwait transformers deal

New units to be installed and operational by 2011

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ABB is helping Kuwait to match increasing power demand.
ABB is helping Kuwait to match increasing power demand.

Power and automation technology provider ABB has signed a US $11 million deal with Kuwait’s Ministry of Water and Electricity (MWE) to supply power transformers for a local project.

The transformers will be based at the Doha East power plant, one of five main base-load plants serving Kuwait, and will help to cope with the expected population growth in the country.

ABB says the new units (with ratings up 188 mVa) will be installed and operational by early 2011.

“ABB’s extensive experience in transformer technology will help the Ministry of Water and Electricity strengthen its power transmission in Kuwait,” said ABB’s Ammar Assadder, marketing and sales support manager for transformers in MEA.

“Enhancing grid reliability is one of our company’s key goals and we’re pleased that the Ministry has selected ABB for this important project.”

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