ABB clinches $50m order for Brazil substations

Swiss power group ABB has won orders worth more than $50m to build transmission substations in Brazil.

The deals are for a total of six substations owned by Eletrobras Eletronorte and Costa Oeste Transmissora De Energia and all of the work is scheduled to be completed by next year.

Oleg Aleinikov, head of ABB’s substations business, said: “These new substations and extensions will increase capacity and strengthen the country’s transmission and distribution infrastructure to help meet growing electricity demand from residential, industrial and commercial consumers.”

Brazil’s population is expected to increase by about 10 per cent to 220 million by 2020, driving electricity capacity demand to an anticipated 144 GW by the same year, a 35 per cent rise from current levels.

Earlier this month ABB won a $33m order from India’s largest power company, NTPC, to build two substations in the state of Maharashtra.

The company has also won an order worth $44m to deliver three gearless mill drive systems for a new copper mine to in southeastern Kazakhstan.


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