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ABB win $14 million transformer order in Saudi Arabia

Leading power and automation technology group, ABB, have won a $14 million order from Saudi Electricity Company (SEC), Saudi Arabia's national power transmission and distribution operator.

The order will include the supply of power transformers, shunt reactors and station service transformers that will be incorporated in a substation to enable power transmission from a new combined cycle power plant.

The plant is being built to improve power supplies to the capital, Riyadh, and surrounding areas in the Central Region.

Markus Heimbach, head of ABB's Transformers business, a part of the company's Power Products division comments:

"These state-of-the-art transformers and shunt reactors will help evacuate power and transmit it reliably and efficiently to meet growing demand for electricity in the region"

Driven by an increase in population and industrial growth led by the oil, gas and petrochemicals sector, Saudi Arabia faces an ever increasing demand for electricity.

The country plans to more than double its power-generation capacity from its current level of less than 60 gigawatts (GW).

Transformers are integral components of an electrical grid, and essential for the efficient and safe conversion of electricity between different voltage systems.



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