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ABB Wins $70 million in Orders to Strengthen Power Grid in Algeria

ABB has won three contracts worth $70 million in total to supply power products and systems that will help Algeria meet rising demand for electricity. The contracts – booked in the third quarter - are scheduled for completion in 15 months. They are the latest in a series of orders ABB has received from Société Nationale d'Electricité et du Gaz (Sonelgaz), the state-owned electricity and gas utility, designed to strengthen and increase Algeria’s electrical supplies.

“ABB products will help satisfy the rapidly growing demand for power in Algeria,” said Bernhard Jucker, head of ABB’s Power Products division. “Our strong local presence here ensures this delivery will help secure a reliable supply of electricity.”

The work for Sonelgaz includes replacing transformers with a capacity of 60 to 80 MVA with 120 MVA transformers. To meet power demands immediately, Sonelgaz also ordered two mobile substations rated 220 kV for installation in critical areas until fixed substations are completed.

The third contract involves the design, manufacture, testing, erection and commissioning of 60 kV gas-insulated switchgear, transformers and associated equipment. The ABB equipment will be made at factories in Spain, Italy and Germany.

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