ABB wins $40m power order in Sri Lanka

Engineering giant ABB has won an order worth around $40 million (£26.4m) to help strengthen the power infrastructure in Sri Lanka. It will supply two new 220-kilovolt substations as well […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

Engineering giant ABB has won an order worth around $40 million (£26.4m) to help strengthen the power infrastructure in Sri Lanka.

It will supply two new 220-kilovolt substations as well as upgrade an existing one in the country.

The project is part of Sri Lanka’s Clean Energy and Network Efficiency Improvement Project.

The government plans to install more than 2,500MW of power generation capacity and increase the share of renewable energy to around 20% by 2020.

Claudio Facchin, Head of ABB’s Power Systems division said: “These substations will boost transmission capacity and address Sri Lanka’s growing demand for electricity.”

The project is scheduled for completion in 2017.