ABB wins $40-million power contract in Brazil

Substations to help strengthen grid in Brazil's main industrial region

Zurich, Switzerland, April 23, 2007 – ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won a $40-million order for equipment to help strengthen the electricity grid in Brazil's most populous state, Sao Paulo.

ABB will deliver four substations whose total installed power is enough to supply a city of about 100,000 people. The work for Companhia de Transmissão de Energia Elétrica Paulista (CTEEP), the power transmission company in Sao Paulo, is scheduled for completion within about 14 months.

"Electricity users in Brazil's industrial heartland depend on reliable power supplies," said Peter Leupp, head of ABB's Power Systems division. "We are aware of our responsibility and confident of our experience and technology to help support growth in this expanding region."

ABB will install the equipment in the cities of Ribeirão Preto, Sumaré, Santa Cabeça and Capivara. It will also oversee the civil works, installation and commissioning of the system.

CTEEP operates more than 11,780 kilometers of transmission lines in Sao Paulo, which is home to more than one-fifth of Brazil's population and to the country's main industrial and economic centers.

ABB (www.abb.com) is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utilities and industry customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 108,000 people.

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