ABB has been awarded $28m contract by Hyundai Engineering & Construction for the supply of an electrical Balance-of-Plant (eBoP) solution for a new independent water and power producer (IWPP) project in the UAE.

Hyundai Engineering & Construction is the engineering procurement construction (EPC) contractor for the project.

Under the contract, ABB will design, supply, install and commission the new plant’s electrical system which includes major equipment such as generator circuit breakers, medium and low-voltage switchgear and distribution transformers.

Expected to boost power and water capacity, the $1.5bn Mirfa project comprises existing water and power facilities that will be augmented with a new combined cycle power plant and a seawater reverse osmosis plant.

ABB Power Systems division Claudio Facchin head said: "We are pleased to support the sustainable development of UAE’s infrastructure and help address the growing demand for power and drinking water in the region.

"ABB has the technologies, the domain expertise and a proven track record for reliable and energy-efficient electrical and automation solutions."