Covering design, supply, install and commission a new indoor substation for replacement of the existing installation in Grajau, the $30m contract will also supply power to the neighborhood surrounding the stadium.

In addition, the company will install IEC-61850 substation automation, control and protection systems to facilitate both local and remote control and monitoring.

ABB Power Systems division head Brice Koch said the substations will allow additional power supplies required during the forthcoming global sporting events and will also reinforce the country’s transmission grid for the future.

”ABB has the range of technologies, the experience and the project management capabilities to support the country in its efforts to strengthen its power infrastructure,” Koch added.

The 63 kilo-amperes substation can be constructed on the same plot of land as the existing substation due to GIS’s compact footprint.

Besides FIFA World Cup, Brazil is also set to host the 2016 Olympic Games.