ABB wins $20 million power equipment order in Taiwan

2006-03-20 - High voltage GIS installation will strengthen power supply to industry

Zurich, Switzerland, March 20, 2006 - ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, said today it has won a $20 million substation order from the Taiwanese utility, Taiwan Power Company (Taipower).

The MiLi substation is part of Taipower's Transmission Programme to upgrade its power grid, and will strengthen power supply to the southern part of Taiwan, which is the heartland of the island's heavy industry.

The ABB order consists mainly of 345-kilovolt (kV) indoor gas insulated switchgear (GIS), which will be manufactured by ABB in Switzerland.

The substation is scheduled for completion in 2008. Earlier In 2005, ABB won another order from Taipower to supply 345-kV outdoor GIS for installation in the central part of the island, where a science park of optoelectronics and semiconductor industries is located.

"Our GIS technology features best-in-class reliability, compact size and a modular set-up," said Bernhard Jucker, head of ABB's Power Products division. "This is why for a long time it has been widely used by the island's private industries."

ABB has been active in Taiwan for nearly 20 years, and maintains half a dozen offices across the island.

ABB (www.abb.com) is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 104,000 people.

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