ABB wins US$16 million order to strengthen power transmission in Vietnam

2004-03-18 - Company’s first 500 kV order in expanding Vietnamese market

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, announced today it has won a contract worth $16 million to deliver a 500/220/110 kV substation to Vietnam to strengthen power transmission in the south of the country.

The Contract for Tan Dinh substation, awarded by the Southern Vietnam Power Project Manage-ment Board (SPPMB), a unit of the Electricity of Vietnam (EVN), will improve the transmission system’s efficiency and increase the reliability of power supply in Ho Chi Minh City and other areas in the south.

"The quality of our technology, as well as our track record from previous contracts, earned us our first 500 kV contract in Vietnam," says Peter Smits, head of ABB’s Power Technologies division. "Vietnam’s rapid growth and its investment in power projects are making the country a promising 500 kV market in Asia for ABB."

The project includes the design, manufacture, testing and commissioning of the substation. The project is scheduled for completion in 12 months.

The order includes a 500 kV series compensator, 500 and 220 kV power transformers, a 500 kV reactor and primary apparatus for all three voltage levels, as well as switchyard material. ABB is the global leader in the substation market.

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 115,000 people.

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    ABB transmission substations improve the power system’s efficiency and increase the reliability of power supply. The picture shows a typical 500 kV substation.

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