ABB has won an order to supply two new substations and expand two existing substations for Transmissora Delmiro Gouveia (TDG), which is jointly-owned by the Brazilian state utility CHESF and ATP Engenharia.

The new installation will be located in Ceara and the two extensions in Maranhao, both states in northeastern Brazil. TDG is investing around $130m in these substations and ABB has been assigned a significant portion, ABB said.

Oleg Aleinikov, head of substations business at ABB, said: “These substations will enhance transmission capacity to help meet an increasing need for electricity driven by economic growth in the country. They will also strengthen grid reliability and improve power stability in the region.”

As part of the turnkey project, ABB is responsible for the design, engineering, supply, erection and commissioning of the substations. Power transformers, high-voltage equipment, including circuit breakers, instrument transformers and surge arresters, as well as medium-voltage equipment are some of the main products that will be supplied.

ABB will also install substation automation systems equipped with the company’s latest generation of protection and control products. The project is scheduled to be commissioned in 2012.