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POWER UTILITY | Staff Reporter, Singapore

ABB to suppply four 66 kV GIS substations for Singapore

This is part of SP PowerGrid's improvement project.

ABB said in a release that it has won an order from SP PowerGrid to supply four 66 kilovolt (kV) gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) substations for the city-state of Singapore.

The project is part of SP PowerGrid’s continuous efforts to strengthen the efficiency and reliability of its transmission and distribution networks and to meet the growing demand for power in Singapore’s industrial, commercial and residential sectors.

As part of the turnkey contract, ABB will design, engineer, supply and install the GIS substations, which include state-of-the-art control and protection systems as well as ancillary equipment. The scope also includes the replacement of aging equipment at two existing facilities to strengthen the national grid by increasing capacity and enhancing power reliability. The contract is scheduled to be completed in 2018.

ABB’s GIS technology will benefit SP PowerGrid by reducing their substations’ footprint, as compared to that of conventional air-insulated switchgear (AIS). This technology will also increase the substations’ power capacity, allowing SP PowerGrid to cater for future demand.

“We are pleased to support SP PowerGrid in strengthening its power infrastructure to sustain network reliability and to meet increasing demand for power,” said Claudio Facchin, Head of ABB’s Power Grids division. “In line with ABB’s Next Level strategy, we remain committed to delivering enhanced customer value by leveraging our leading-edge technologies and project execution expertise enabling a stable and efficient electricity supply to millions of consumers.”

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