News | October 2, 2008

ABB Wins $75M Power Products Order In South Africa

Zurich, Switzerland - ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won a $75M contract from Eskom, South Africa's national electricity provider, to supply and install circuit breakers to strengthen the country's electricity network.

ABB will deliver about 2,000 circuit breakers with operating voltages of 66 kV and 132 kV over a five-year period, and will take responsibility for their installation and commissioning. The circuit breakers help protect electrical equipment from damage caused by current surges and will assist in enhancing the safety and reliability of the electricity network.

"We are proud to support Eskom in this critical period of strengthening the power grid," said Bernhard Jucker, head of ABB's Power Products division. "Our production capabilities, together with the expertise of the local teams that will install and commission the equipment, helped us secure what is one of ABB's largest-ever orders for circuit breakers."

SOURCE: ABB Measurement Products

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