ABB wins $104 million power order in UAE

New substations and equipment to expand power grid and enhance its reliability

Zurich, Switzerland, Feb. 9, 2010 - ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won an order worth $104 million from FEWA (Federal Electricity & Water Authority) in the United Arab Emirates to supply substations that will help increase power supplies in the north to meet a growing demand for electricity. The order was booked in the first quarter of 2010.

ABB will supply, deliver, install and commission five new 132 kilovolt (kV) substations, and expand an existing one. ABB will supply such products as gas- and air-insulated switchgear, power transformers and capacitor banks, as well as control and protection equipment.

The project is expected to be completed in around 15 months.

“These installations will enhance the capacity of the power grid to deliver reliable, efficient and high-quality electricity, and at the same time minimize the network’s footprint,” said Peter Leupp, head of ABB's Power Systems division.

Substations are key installations in the power grid that transform voltage levels and facilitate efficient transmission and distribution of electricity. They include equipment that protects and controls electrical power.

ABB is the world’s leading supplier of air- and gas-insulated substations covering a range of voltage levels up to 1,100 kV, and has more than 10,000 installations worldwide.

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 120,000 people.

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