ABB wins $126-million substation order in the United Arab Emirates

Turnkey substations to strengthen power supplies in Al Reem project

Zürich, Switzerland, June 21, 2007 - ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, said today it has won a $126 million order for three turnkey substations from ADWEA group (Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority).

The three new 132/22 kilovolt (kV) substations will supply power to Al Reem Island, a residential, commercial and business development off the northeastern coast of Abu Dhabi. This latest order follows a previous contract awarded to ABB for a 400/132/22 kV substation on Al Reem Island, which will supply power to the three new substations.

ABB’s substations will provide the infrastructure for a state-of-the-art power network on the island and the company will leverage its strong product portfolio and system building competence to complete this prestigious project.

“There is high demand for reliable power in the fast-growing UAE,” said Peter Leupp, head of ABB's Power Systems division. “ABB has a long history of successful substation projects in this region, and we are delighted to be a part of the nation’s continued development and expansion plans.”

Work on the first phase of this project will be completed within the next 18 months.

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 109,000 people.

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