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ABB bags $148m Kuwait contract

Company to supply electromechanical package for pumping station.

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ABB have been active in Kuwait before, here supplying transformers to upgrade the T&D infrastructure.
ABB have been active in Kuwait before, here supplying transformers to upgrade the T&D infrastructure.

ABB has won a US$148 million contract to supply and install the electromechanical equipment for the Mina Abdullah water pumping plant in Kuwait. The plant is expected to come online in 2013, and will help double the countries water supply by distributing water from two new desalination plants.

The company has been tasked with the supply, installation, commissioning and testing of the control and instrumentation system, motors, low- and medium-voltage switchgear, transformers, telecommunications and fiber optic equipment as well as the integration of 23 water facilities into a newly supplied national control center.

The civil works will be carried out by the Ahmadiah Group, the local consortium partner for the project.
The plant will pump about 1.5 million cubic meters of water a day from two desalination plants, more than doubling the country’s fresh water supply.

“The Mina Abdullah water plant is an integral part of Kuwait’s infrastructure development efforts and will help serve the growing water needs of the region,” said Peter Leupp, head of ABB’s Power Systems division.
 

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