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ABB wins $24m transformer deal in Kuwait

Over 700 dry-type transformers to be supplied to MEW.

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ABB transformers making their way to their destination in Kuwait.
ABB transformers making their way to their destination in Kuwait.

Power and automation technology group ABB has won an order worth US$24 million from the Ministry of Electricity and Water (MEW) in Kuwait to supply over 700 dry-type transformers to the country’s national power and water utility. The order was booked in the third quarter.

The contract scope includes dry-type transformers rated at 1000 kilovolts ampere (kVA),1250 kVA and 1600 kVA, as well as the provision of spare parts. The delivery and installation of the transformers will be completed in 2011.

“ABB’s dry-type transformers are designed to withstand harsh environmental conditions like the high summer temperatures they will face in Kuwait,” said Markus Heimbach, head of ABB’s global Transformers business.

Transformers are integral components of any electrical grid and are a critical element in the efficient and safe conversion of energy across diverse voltage systems. ABB’s transformer portfolio includes power transformers rated up to 1000 kV, dry- and liquid-distribution transformers, as well as related services and components.
 

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