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ABB wins $43m power order from Eskom

2010-11-29 13:40

Johannesburg - Power and automation technology group ABB has won an order worth $43m from electricity utility Eskom to supply medium-voltage switchgear as well as protection and other equipment for a new thermal power plant being built in Mpumalanga.

The new Kusile coal-fired plant is being constructed to increase power generation capacity in the country.

It comprises six supercritical combustion units with a total generating capacity of 4800 megawatts.

ABB will design, engineer, supply, install and commission the equipment.
 
"These state-of-the-art products offer maximum control and protection, enabling an efficient and reliable supply of electricity," said Bernhard Jucker, head of ABB's Power Products division.

Carlos Poñe, CEO of ABB South Africa said it was "well positioned" to supply Eskom.

"The Kusile project will generate cost effective electricity into the South African grid and will to help meet the growing demand for electricity in South Africa," he added.