Switzerland’s ABB has won a $63 million contract as part of a 1,100 MW hydroelectric power plant development in Laos.

Lead contractor Electricité de France has awarded three civil and two electro-mechanical contracts to construct the $1.2 billion Nam Theun 2 project and ABB is part of a consortium led by GE Energy. As part of the contract, ABB will provide equipment and systems including static generator excitation systems; one 500 kV substation; one 115 kV substation; and thirteen 90 MVA single-phase transformers.

The project is owned by the Nam Theun Power Company (NTPC), which will build the plant and operate it for 25 years, at which time it reverts to the Laotian government.