ABB wins $55m Brazilian wind power order

Engineering group ABB has won a $55million (£35.4million) contract to supply new substations and transmission infrastructure for Brazil. The company will install two 138kV overhead transmission lines to connect a […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

Engineering group ABB has won a $55million (£35.4million) contract to supply new substations and transmission infrastructure for Brazil.

The company will install two 138kV overhead transmission lines to connect a new 400MW wind power plant to the national electricity grid.

The project is part of the Brazilian Government’s efforts to increase wind power generation for its renewable energy plans.

Brice Koch, Head of ABB’s Power Systems Division said: “These substations will help to integrate wind energy and boost power supplies to meet growing industrial, commercial and residential demand.

“They will also reinforce the transmission grid and help improve reliability, efficiency and power quality.”

The country currently has around 1500MW of installed wind capacity with another 7000MW in the pipeline for the next five years.