ABB has won an order worth over $40m to install high voltage insulated switchgear for a leading engineering and construction company in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The Al Toukhi Group made the order to ABB to supply the 420 kV GIS equipment that will form an integral part of the New Muhayil West and Al Omran substations being built for Saudi Electricity Company (SEC), the country’s national power transmission and distribution operator.

The substations are scheduled to be energized in June 2014.

Al Omran, located in the eastern part of Saudi Arabia, is part of the Qurayyah Independent Power Project (IPP). New Muhayil, connected to the Shuqaiq and Namera North transmission network, is being constructed to meet the rapidly growing demand for electricity in the southwestern part of the country.

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