ABB wins $19 million substation orders in Singapore

2009-06-11 - Compact GIS substations to support power transmission and distribution

Zurich, Switzerland, June 11, 2009 – ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won orders worth $19 million from SP PowerAssets in Singapore for substations that will help to strengthen the electricity transmission and distribution network.

The project, scheduled for completion in 2010, includes the design, supply, installation and commissioning of two 66 kV gas insulated switchgear (GIS) substations, as well as the supporting ancillary equipment.

“These GIS substations, with their compact footprint, are ideally suited to locations where space is at a premium, and will help to secure and strengthen the reliability of the grid,” said Claudio Facchin, global head of ABB’s substation business, a part of the company’s Power Systems division.

SP PowerAssets owns the electricity transmission and distribution networks in Singapore. It is a member of the Singapore Power Group, a leading energy utility group in the Asia Pacific region.

Substations are key installations in the transmission and distribution grid that facilitate the transformation of voltage levels and distribution of electrical power. ABB has a global installed base of over 10,000 substations, across a range of voltage levels up to 800 kV.

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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