ABB has booked its first order to Serbian engineering solutions provider Juzna Backa. The order is for the delivery of medium-voltage (MV) gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) and is part of ABB’s continuous expansion of the global Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) panel builder partner program.
ABB is supplying switchgear from the ZX product family to be installed in a 33/220 kV substation connecting to the Kovacica wind park. Kovacica is the largest fully operational wind park and new renewable energy power plant in Serbia. The 38-wind turbine park has a total potential power capacity of 104.5 MW and is in the Vojvodina province, one of the most wind favorable areas of Serbia.
ABB’s scope of delivery is standardized power parts for MV GIS type ZX0.2 and Relion® protection relays from the 620 series. The Serbian engineering solutions company customizes the low-voltage compartment of the switchgear locally according the end customer’s specifications.
ABB already has a great number of long-standing partnerships with OEMs and panel builders in Europe and around the world. The partnering network further accelerates the expansion of ABB’s technologies and customer-focused solutions in to local markets through well-established industry-leading companies.
“This year, we have further strengthened and expanded our partnering program in Europe,” said Alessandro Palin, Managing Director for the Distribution Solutions business line within the Electrification business. “ABB’s proven technologies in combination with local support provide our customers solutions for safe, smart and reliable electrical distribution networks.”