Power and automation technology group ABB has won an order worth $20m from Public Power Corporation, Greece's national power utility, to build a 150/20kV substation in Athens.

The Ampelokipi indoor gas insulated switchgear (GIS) substation will be located in the city’s metropolitan area.

ABB has turnkey responsibility for the design, engineering, supply and installation of the substation, which will increase the capacity of the urban power distribution network.

Key equipment to be supplied includes eight 150kV GIS bays, three 150/20kV 100 MVA power transformers as well as 150 arc-proof type switchgear panels.

The substation will also be equipped with an IEC 61850 automation system to facilitate open communication between the numerous control and protection devices within the substation and beyond.