9 April 2009 – ABB has won three contracts worth a combined $102m to supply substation solutions in Algeria, Brazil and Kuwait.
In Algeria, ABB was awarded a $56m contract for two 60kV gas-insulated substations (GIS) by the state owned power company Sonelgaz.
The first of the GIS installations will be replacing an existing substation in Algiers, while the second will be installed in Oran to supply electricity for a planned recreational and commercial development in the area.
In Brazil, ABB has been awarded a $22m turnkey project by the Brazilian utility, Neoenergia, to provide a substation solution that will improve power availability and reliability in the city of Salvador.
ABB will be responsible for the design, construction, supply and installation of the new 230/69-kV, 200-MVA substation. The main products include GIS (Gas Insulated Switchgear), power transformers and a MicroSCADA-based substation automation system. The project is scheduled to be completed in 2010.
In Kuwait, ABB secured a $24m contract with the Kuwait Ministry of Water and Electricity to design, manufacture and supply 450 distribution substations for one of its major distribution networks.
ABB will design, manufacture, test and supply medium-voltage sheet-metal housed compact distribution substations, including medium- and low-voltage switchgear and transformers, which are rated at 1000, 1250 and 1600 kilovolts-amps (kVA). All 450 substations will be manufactured in ABB’s well-equipped Saudi Arabia-based factory and are set to be delivered by the end of 2009.