ABB awarded US$100mn contract to support power infrastructure in Iraq

ABB powerABB has won an order worth US$100mn from Mass Global Holding to provide a gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) substation that will integrate 3,000MW of electricity produced by a combined cycle power plant, utilising Iraq’s natural gas resources

The Iraqi government is in the process of rebuilding the country, increasing spending on national housing programmes and proposing new plans for developing its power infrastructure.

“This advanced GIS substation will help bring much needed electricity by expanding capacity and strengthening Iraq’s power infrastructure,” said Claudio Facchin, president of ABB’s Power Grids division.

“This project adds to our extensive installed base in the region and supports our Next Level strategic thrust on growing markets.”

ABB will carry out the design, engineering, supply, installation and commissioning of the transmission and distribution substation excluding civil works, the firm revealed. This will be the biggest 400/132kV substation in Iraq, equipped with gas-insulated switchgear.

ABB is a turnkey air-insulated, gas-insulated and hybrid substations with voltage levels reaching 10 1,100kV. This enables the efficient and reliable transmission and distribution of electricity, while reducing harm to the environment and serving utility, industry and commercial customers and other sectors. 

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