ABB wins $75m order to reinforce Iraqi grid

Iraq‘s Ministry of Electricity has awarded ABB (NYSE:ABB) a contract worth around $75m to extend an existing transmission substation in the Southern part of the country.

The 400/132 kV Amara substation will connect a new 500 MW gas fired power plant, as well as a number of smaller power stations, presently under construction, to the grid.

As part of the turnkey contract, ABB is responsible for the project management, design, engineering, supply, installation and commissioning of the substation, including civil works.

The project is scheduled for completion by 2013.

“The substation extension will enable the integration of additional power generation sources and boost power supply to the region,” said Brice Koch, head of ABB’s Power Systems division.

“It will also help to improve grid reliability and power quality,” he added.

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