ABB to strengthen power infrastructure in Iraq

Substations to strengthen transmission grid and supply reliable power to key development projects in Iraq

ABB has won orders from the Ministry of Electricity in Iraq to deliver five fixed and 15 mobile 132 kilovolt substations that will help strengthen the power grid and provide electricity in central Iraq.

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 projects 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 telecommunication systems for control and monitoring of substation assets. The 15 mobile substations will enable fast electrification in some of the mostneedy areas.

“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.

ABB is the world’s leading supplier of air-insulated, gas-insulated and hybrid substations with voltage levels up to 1,100 kV. These substations enable the efficient and reliable transmission and distribution of electricity with minimum environmental impact, serving utility, industry and commercial customers as well as sectors like railways, urban transportation and renewables.

ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader in electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization with two clear value propositions: bringing electricity from any power plant to any plug and automating industries from natural resources to finished products. As title partner of Formula E, the fully electric international FIA motorsport class, ABB is pushing the boundaries of e-mobility to contribute to a sustainable future. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 135,000 employees. www.abb.com

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