ABB wins US$ 350-million turnkey order for gas-fired power plant in U.S.

High-efficiency, low-emission gas turbines for one of U.S.’s largest private power plants

Zurich, Switzerland, October 5, 1998 - ABB, the international engineering company, has been awarded a turnkey contract to build a 1,000-megawatt gas-fired combined-cycle power plant in Midlothian, Texas, in the U.S. The contract, with a value in excess of US$350 million, was placed by independent power producer American National Power Inc., a subsidiary of National Power PLC, U.K. The construction of the new power plant, located about 30 kilometers south of Dallas, is planned to begin later this year, with commercial operation scheduled to begin in the summer of 2000.

Under the terms of the contract, ABB will supply four GT24 gas turbines and associated steam turbines, electrical generators and heat recovery steam generators. In addition, ABB will provide the engineering, procurement and construction work as well as the power plant control, distribution systems and the balance of plant equipment. ABB will also be responsible for the complete installation and commissioning.
The plant is expected to be one of the largest merchant power plants in the increasingly deregulated U.S. power market. Merchant plants deliver power as needed to meet the actual short-term demands of the open market, without the long-term contract and guaranteed prices typical of regulated markets. ABB’s integrated combined-cycle technology will help the customer meet these demands by ensuring high efficiency and reliability with low emissions.
ABB Group serves customers worldwide in power generation, transmission, and distribution; automation; oil, gas, and petrochemicals; industrial products and contracting; financial services; and rail transportation. The Group reported orders in 1997 of US$35 billion and employs about 220,000 people. (End)

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