ABB wins US$ 21 million substation orders in Malaysia

Upgrades will improve reliability of power in Kuala Lumpur area and northern part of Malaysia

Zürich, Switzerland, November 6, 2003 - ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, said today it has won turnkey contracts worth US$ 21 million to rehabilitate and extend five 275/132kV substations in Malaysia.

The five substation contracts with Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) are to upgrade the electrical infrastructure around the city of Kuala Lumpur and in the northern part of Malaysia to meet increasing demands for energy and a reliable power supply.

TNB is Malaysia’s national electrical utility, serving five million customers.

"Our considerable experience and presence in Malaysia and the value we have delivered to TNB in the past were key factors in receiving this contract. It is a sign of confidence that TNB places this contract with ABB", says Peter Smits, head of ABB’s Power Technologies division.

ABB will complete the first four 132kV substation extensions in 12 months, and the remaining 275/132kV substation in 24 months. The extensions are being built in operating substations, so transmission and operational interruptions will be kept to a minimum.

The project includes the design, manufacture, testing, erection and commissioning of civil works, switchgear and associated equipment. ABB will supply 275kV and 132kV AIS switchgear, associated substation equipment, as well as control and protection panels, including a substation automation system.

ABB is the worldwide leader in the field of transmission and distribution substations, with more than 2,500 substations delivered in the last ten years.

ABB ( is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve performance while lowering their environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 120,000 people.

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