ABB wins $24 million substation order in UK

2009-07-03 - Substation to connect power station to grid and serve one million homes

Zurich, Switzerland, July 3, 2009 - ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has been awarded a $24 million contract by National Grid for a 400 kV substation that will provide the grid connection for a new power station in the north-west of England.

The Carrington Power project is a CCGT (combined cycle gas turbine) plant located on the site of a former coal-fired power station near the city of Manchester. The project, comprising two 430 MW generator modules, is expected to be completed by 2013 and to produce enough power to meet the needs of around one million households.

ABB’s contract includes the supply of five bays of GIS (gas insulated switchgear) and associated systems. The switchgear will be housed in a dedicated building elevated by around 1.7 meters to ensure continued operation in the event of a flood. Future expansion by an additional seven bays of GIS equipment has also been allowed for.

“ABB’s GIS solution, with its compact footprint, is ideal for such applications,” said Claudio Facchin, global head of ABB’s substation business, a part of the company’s Power Systems division. “We are pleased to support National Grid’s efforts to strengthen the reliability of the grid.”

ABB ( ) 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 around 120,000 people.

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