ABB Wins Contract for Chinese Electricity Project

Will supply equipment for an ultra high voltage electricity line

Engineering group ABB announced on April 13 that it had won a $120 million order in China to develop and supply equipment for an ultra high voltage electricity line.

The contract with China's State Grid Corp. is part of plans for a 300 mile power link to transport clean hydropower from Sichuan province in central-western China to the highly industrialized coastal area in the eastern province of Jiangsu.

The link is expected to be running in 2013.

The project "reflects the continued confidence of SGCC in ABBs technologies and globally proven domain expertise," in such high-voltage systems, said Peter Leupp, head of ABB's power systems division.

"We have a long track record in China and are pleased to continue supporting the country in its efforts to strengthen the national power infrastructure and minimize environmental impact," he added.

Copyright Agence France-Presse, 2011

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