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ABB wins big Iraq substations order

July 2018

ABB said it has won orders from the Iraqi government to deliver five fixed and 15 mobile 132 kV substations that will help strengthen the power grid and provide electricity in the country’s central region.

The government of Iraq is rebuilding the country and investing in its grid as part of its ambitious plan to develop its power infrastructure to meet electricity needs. The substation projects are supported by Swedish government financing.

As part of the contract, ABB 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 telecommunications systems for control and monitoring of substation assets, said the company.

The 15 mobile substations will enable fast electrification in some of the most needy areas, it added.

Patrick Fragman, the head of ABB’s Grid Integration business, a part of the company’s Power Grids division, said: “The substations will help to improve the electricity supply by expanding capacity and strengthening Iraq’s power infrastructure.”

ABB, he stated, is the world’s leading supplier of air-insulated, gas-insulated and hybrid substations with voltage levels up to 1,100 kV.  

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