ABB wins Iraq infrastructure power contract

Delivering five fixed and 15 mobile 132 kilovolt substations in central Iraq

ABB says its order from the Ministry of Electricity in Iraq to deliver five fixed and 15 mobile 132 kilovolt substations will help strengthen the power grid and provide electricity in central Iraq.

The award comes as the government of Iraq continues to rebuild the country with investment in its grid part of its ambitious plan to develop its power infrastructure to meet electricity needs.

The substation projects are supported by Swedish government financing, said ABB in a statement.

As part of the projects, ABB revealed it will also deliver key products like  gas- and air-insulated switchgear, power transformers and  capacitor banks to improve power quality and advanced IEC 61850-based  automation, protection and telecommunication systems for control and monitoring of substation assets. The 15 mobile substations will enable fast electrification in some of the most needy areas, said the company.

“The substations will help to improve the electricity supply by expanding capacity and strengthening Iraq’s power infrastructure”, said Patrick Fragman, head of ABB’s Grid Integration business, a part of the company’s Power Grids division. “These projects add to our extensive installed base in the region and support our focus on growing markets, reinforcing ABB’s position as a partner of choice in enabling a stronger, smarter and greener grid.”

“As Iraq continues to reconstruct its power infrastructure, we are proud to be a stable partner in assisting the country on its development path. ABB has a long history in Iraq and we are working with many stakeholders to ensure reliable access to power supply,” said Ehab Younis, Managing Director, Iraq, Jordan and Near East.


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