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ABB wins $24m Kuwait power order

Kuwait: Wednesday, April 08 - 2009 @ 09:55

ABB’s medium-voltage distribution substations will power the new expansion of the country’s infrastructure, which aims to help new residential areas cope with the considerable population growth in Kuwait.

“The order was won against very tough competition. ABB positioned itself as a reliable company with superior quality standards, world-leading products and strong technical expertise. This is supported by ABB’s excellent track-record of building substations in the Gulf region over several years.”

revealed Frank Duggan, Middle East and Africa (MEA) region manager for ABB.

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.

In addition to building compact substations, ABB will provide an in-depth training program for the customer’s engineers at ABB factories. The program will cover the latest ABB products and systems, preventive maintenance procedures and more.

Compact distribution substations provide for local transformation and protection of electrical distribution cable networks. ABB has furnished over 100,000 compact distribution substations worldwide.

ABB is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 120,000 people.

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