ABB wins $33 million power equipment order in China

Power products will reinforce grid in Tianjin, country’s third-largest city

Zurich, Switzerland, June 15, 2006 - ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, announced today it has won a $33 million contract with Tianjin Power Co. for power equipment to help satisfy increasing demand for reliable power in China's third-largest city.

The rapid growth of the Tianjin New Coastal District, southeast of Beijing, has increased demand for dependable supplies of electricity.

“Reliable power is essential to support Tianjin's economic growth and we are pleased to contribute key elements of the grid,” said Bernhard Jucker, head of ABB’s Power Products division. “ABB’s advanced technologies, custom-made solutions and good service helped us win this major contract.”

ABB will provide 110 kilovolt (kV) gas-insulated switchgear, 35 kV and 10 kV gas-insulated and air-insulated switchgear, as well as 220 kV power transformers.

The equipment will be made at ABB’s factories in China. Switchgear and transformers are used to protect and convert electricity from one voltage to another to allow power distribution.

The New Coastal District of Tianjin comprises a city of 10 million people and the largest seaport and commercial center in northern China. Tianjin's development and integration with nearby provinces is a national priority under the government's latest five-year plan.

ABB (www.abb.com) is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 105,000 people.

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