The contract scope includes dry-type transformers rated at 1,000 kilovolts ampere (kVA), 1,250kVA and 1,600kVA, as well as the provision of spare parts.

Delivery and installation of the transformers will be completed in 2011, ABB said.

ABB global transformers business head Markus Heimbach said that the company’s dry-type transformers are designed to withstand harsh environmental conditions like the high summer temperatures they will face in Kuwait.

"When installed, the transformers will help improve grid efficiency and reliability whilst adding further capacity to the network," Heimbach said.

ABB’s transformer portfolio includes power transformers rated up to 1,000kV, dry- and liquid-distribution transformers, as well as related services and components.