ABB wins orders worth $60 million to improve power efficiency in Saudi Arabia

Technology to correct power factor will increase capacity and power quality

Zurich, Switzerland, Aug. 10, 2009 – ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won orders worth $60 million from Saudi Electricity Company, Saudi Arabia’s national power transmission and distribution utility, to improve the power efficiency of 28 distribution substations.ABB is responsible for the design, engineering, supply, installation and commissioning of the projects, which are expected to be completed by 2010. ABB technologies will improve the power factor, which is a measure of how efficiently power is being used.

“These solutions will enable the substations to operate more efficiently, thereby increasing the availability of electricity and improving power quality,” said Peter Leupp, head of ABB’s Power Systems division…read the rest of the article here.