ABB wins US $120m Saudi power deal

Substations to supply power to KSA's first university for women

The deal is the latest in a series of substation contracts won by ABB in Saudi Arabia
The deal is the latest in a series of substation contracts won by ABB in Saudi Arabia

Power and technology group ABB has won an order worth US $120 million from the Saudi Electricity Company to provide power to Saudi Arabia’s first university for women, the Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University.

ABB will deliver three gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) substations. The use of GIS will reduce the size of the substations, enabling Saudi Arabia’s national power transmission and distribution utility to locate them at the site of the new university in the country’s capital, Riyadh.

“The substations will ensure that this prestigious educational establishment has access to a reliable, efficient and high-quality supply of electricity,” said ABB’s power systems division head Peter Leupp.

ABB will design, supply, install and commission one 380/132 kilovolt (kV) substation and two 132/13.8 kV substations. The project is scheduled for completion by 2011, and includes delivery of products such as gas-insulated switchgear, transformers, medium-voltage switchgear and auxiliary systems.

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