The substation will feed four smaller substations situated within the district. The project is expected to be completed in around 22 months.

ABB is responsible for the turnkey delivery of a 380/132/13.8kV substation, and will design, supply, install and commission the installation as well as carry out the civil works. Key products to be supplied include gas-insulated switchgear, transformers, medium-voltage switchgear and cables.

The substation will be equipped with an IEC 61850 compliant automation, control and protection system. IEC 61850 is an international communications standard that ensures interoperability and open communications between substation devices and other grid installations.

Peter Leupp, head of power systems division at ABB, said: “This substation will deploy our latest GIS technology with an extremely compact footprint, ideal for such urban applications. It will help provide reliable, efficient and high-quality supply of electricity to this prestigious financial center.”