ABB has secured an order worth around £3.2 million ($5.5 million) from the UK’s Network Rail to supply 115 panels of ZX1.2 metal-clad gas-insulated MV (medium voltage) switchgear for substation and feeder sites in the Kent/Sussex and Wessex areas as part of a project for the renewal of existing assets in the South East territory.

The 33kV switchgear will be installed at 26 sites to replace time-expired oil-filled switchgear that is now becoming unreliable.