ABB wins KAEC order worth $60m

Company to provide substations to boost capacity within new Saudi city

NEWS, Business

Swiss-headquartered engineering group ABB has announced that it has won a $60m deal to supply substations to the new King Abdullah Economic City.

The company is providing switchgear for substations that will supply electricity to the 173km2 area, which is being developed by Emaar The Economic City.

“There is a need to build up reliable and efficient power infrastructure in the Middle East. We have a proven track record in Saudi Arabia and are pleased to continue supporting the development of the country’s power network,” said ABB chief executive officer Ulrich Spiesshofer.

“These substations will strengthen the transmission grid and boost power supplies to support economic growth.”

ABB has also carried out design, supply and installation work for power along the new 380kv Haramain High Speed Rail line, which will connect Saudi Arabia's two holy cities of Makkah and Madinah via King Abdullah Econopmic City and Jeddah, where it will link to the international airport.

 

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