ABB wins US$ 180-million order to upgrade Singapore power plant

First power plant conversion in Asia using GT26 gas turbine technology

Zurich, Switzerland, April 27, 1999 – ABB has been awarded a turnkey contract to convert an oil-fired steam power plant in Singapore to a gas-fired combined-cycle plant. The order includes service and maintenance for six years. The project, valued at approximately US$ 180 million, was placed by PowerSenoko Ltd, a subsidiary of Singapore Power Ltd, the country’s largest power generation company. Commercial operation is planned to begin in the first quarter of 2001. The contract includes an option to convert another two identical oil-fired units.

The upgrade will triple the power output of the plant from 120 megawatts (MW) to 360 MW. The project involves modernizing the existing steam turbine and replacing an oil-fired boiler with ABB’s GT26 advanced gas turbine and a heat recovery steam generator. ABB’s GT26 provides high fuel efficiency with low emissions, a key factor in Singapore’s deregulated power market.

Service and revamping of power and industrial infrastructure is one of ABB’s fastest growing businesses and now accounts for about a quarter of the company’s total annual revenues.

ABB <> is a global engineering and technology company serving customers in power generation, transmission, and distribution; automation; oil, gas, and petrochemicals; industrial products and contracting; and financial services. ABB employs about 200,000 people in more than 100 countries. (End)

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