Wednesday, 6 August 2008

Kraftwerke Linth-Limmern allots $31m contract to ABB

ABB Ltd. has bagged an order worth $31 million from Kraftwerke Linth-Limmern AG (KLL) to supply two turnkey substations and auxiliary power equipment for a hydro storage power plant facility at the Tierfehd hydro power plant in Switzerland.

The order is part of KLL’s refurbishment and expansion plans for its installations at Tierfehd, which are due to be completed in 2011. ABB’s technologies will help to stabilise the regional grid and make better use of the generation capacity available in Switzerland.

ABB will supply and install two gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) substations, rated at 220 kilovolts (kV) and 50 kV, along with air-insulated components and the complete substation automation system.

Kraftwerke Linth-Limmern AG produces 460 million kW h of electricity every year. The construction of a pumped-storage power facility with a pump/turbine rating of 1000 megawatts is planned for 2015. It will be built inside a mountain, 600 meters below the surface near the town of Linthal.

In another development related to ABB, its Board of Directors of ABB Ltd. recently appointed Joseph M. Hogan as CEO of the ABB Group. Hogan, who is currently CEO of GE Healthcare, will join ABB on September 1, 2008.

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