ABB wins US$ 14 million order for Cyprus power station

Delivery for control system and electrical equipment

Zurich, Switzerland, February 19, 2003 - ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, today announced an order from the Electricity Authority of Cyprus (EAC) to install a control system and other electrical equipment for the Vasilikos steam power generation facility at Limassol. The total contract is valued at US$14 million euros.

EAC is a semiprivate company that generates, transmits and distributes power to the Greek part of the Mediterranean island. Commissioning of the power station unit, rated at 120 megawatts (MW), is planned for 2005.

ABB had already installed and commissioned the control systems for units one and two of the Vasilikos steam power plant in 2000. ABB is supplying the control system as well as the low voltage distribution equipment for unit three, including the necessary systems to fulfill the power station's own electrical needs. The system will be operated from the same control console as units one and two, so that no additional training will be required for the station operators.

ABB's power station process control system,Procontrol P, was selected to control the station. ABB will also be supplying a control console for the 120 kilovolt (kV) voltage level, a 6.6 kV switchgear lineup with high-speed transfer capability, a 400-volt power station distribution board connected via bus to its respective transformer, a 400-volt distribution board for the stack emission cleaning system, a 110-volt DC supply system, cable systems for the 132 kV, 6.6 kV, 400-volt and 110-volt voltage levels, protective relay systems for all distribution equipment, as well as expanding the existing grounding system.

Robust economic development and increased tourism have caused the demand for electrical energy on the Greek part of the Mediterranean island to increase by an average of eight percent annually over the past number of years. EAC is expanding the power station complex as well as the distribution networks because of the rising energy needs. More units are planned in addition to the presently awarded power station unit.

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 146,000 people.

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