ABB wins US$ 13 million order for incineration plant in Germany

Delivery comprises complete electrics and control system

Zurich, Switzerland, March 6, 2003 - ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, today announced an order worth US$ 13 million to equip a new waste incineration power station with electrics and a control system. The order was awarded by Rothensee GmbH in Germany, a joint venture between the municipality of Magdeburg and EON.

Construction of the Rothensee waste incineration power plant will begin in April 2003 and commissioning of the plant – the first in the region - is scheduled for summer 2005.

The power plant will burn residential construction project waste and production leftovers that cannot be recycled. The plant is designed for an annual waste volume of 300,000 tons. It has a capacity to process 40 tons per hour with a gross power generation rating of 32 megawatts (MW).

ABB will use the proven Symphony control system to control the power station. In addition to processing waste for the city of Magdeburg, the plant will convert rubbish from surrounding districts to thermally generated power.

Construction of the plant will create 170 new jobs, directly and indirectly, in the Magdeburg region. The plant will also supply district heating to 44,000 households in Magdeburg. The electricity generated will be fed directly into the Magdeburg public works network.

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 more than 100 countries and employs about 139,000 people.

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