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ABB secures Qatar contract

August 2015

ABB has won an order worth around $85 million to provide turnkey substations in Qatar.

The move is aimed at supporting the integration of new power and seawater desalination plant in the country.

Under the contract, ABB will be responsible for the design, engineering, supply, installation and commissioning of three turnkey substations, which will be used to feed the grid and later step down power for distribution along the new planned development areas.

The 400 kilovolt (kV) and 220/132 kV substations are equipped with state-of-the-art gas-insulated switchgear as well as advanced control and protection and telecommunication systems, said ABB.

The automation giant said it will help integrate electricity from a new independent water and power plant (IWPP) into the country’s grid through the new substations.

The IWPP will utilise Qatar’s natural gas resources to produce 2,520 megawatts (MW) of power and desalination capacity of around 600 million litres of water daily, helping in supplying potable water and power to an economic zone that is a centrepiece of Qatar’s plans to modernise and diversify its economy, it added.

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