ABB Ltd. (ABB) has received an order of worth $95 million from Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) for power substations to improve the distribution network in Saudi Arabia. As per the agreement, ABB will provide turnkey solutions for five new substations to increase the capacity of the distribution grid of Saudi Arabia. This order was booked in the fourth quarter of 2008 and the projects are scheduled to complete in 2011.

“In addition to enhancing grid capacity, ABB’s substation solutions will help improve efficiency and quality of power in the region,” said Peter Leupp, head of ABB’s Power Systems division.

ABB is responsible for the design, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of the 132 kV (kilovolt) and 110 kV substations. Key components include gas-insulated switchgear, transformers, medium voltage switchgear, low voltage auxiliary systems, network protection and control, as well as communication and SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) solutions.

Substations facilitate efficient transmission and distribution, and also include equipment for protection and control of electrical power.