ABB wins $31 million power plant equipment order in Egypt

Project will help expand generation capacity and meet growing demand

Zurich, Switzerland, June 18, 2009 - ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won an order worth $31 million from West Delta Electricity Production Company in Alexandria for products to equip a new power plant that will help meet growing demand for electricity in Egypt.

ABB will provide engineering expertise and power products including various types of transformers as well as generator circuit breakers. The Abu Qir thermal plant will be powered by two 650-megawatt steam generators. The project is expected to be completed in 2012.

“ABB technology will contribute significantly to the reliability and efficiency of the new plant.,” said Peter Leupp, head of ABB’s Power Systems division. “Our domain expertise and proven track record in managing similar projects will play a key role in ensuring successful execution.”

WDEPC is one of Egypt’s leading power generation utilities, supplying electricity to the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company, and to distribution companies around the country.

ABB offers an extensive range of products, systems and services to hydro-electric, nuclear, thermal, wind and solar power plants, as well as desalination facilities, and has a large global installed base.

ABB (www.abb.com) 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 more than 120,000 people.

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