ABB wins $16 million order to strengthen power supply in Sudan

2004-05-07 - ABB will deliver control, protection and communication systems for seven new substations

Zurich, Switzerland, May 7, 2004 - ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, announced today it has signed a contract worth $16 million for a power transmission project which will strengthen Sudan's power grid.

Peter Smits, head of ABB's Power Technologies division, said: "ABB's state-of-the art substation automation technology will ensure reliable power supply in a region, where power is a scarce resource."

ABB won the order from the main contractor, Harbin Power Engineering Co. Ltd (HPE) of China. Project owner is the Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources Merowe Dam Project Implementation Unit (MDPIU) of Sudan.

The Merowe hydroelectric power station, approximately 400 kilometers north of Khartoum, is connected to the national grid by 500kV, 220kV and 110 kV overhead lines, and associated substations.

ABB is responsible for the design, manufacturing, supply, commissioning and training of the complete secondary electrical system, on a turnkey basis, for seven new substations.

The order includes substation automation, control, protection and the substation design, as well as the complete telecommunication system. The substations are of 500 kV/220 kV/110 kV and 33 kV sizes.

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 113,000 people.

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