ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won an order worth around $28 million to supply an electrical Balance-of-Plant solution for a new independent water and power producer (IWPP) project in the United Arab Emirates.
As part of the project, ABB will design, supply, install and commission the new plant’s electrical system, including major equipment such as generator circuit breakers, medium and low-voltage switchgear and distribution transformers. Energy-efficient ABB variable frequency drives will help reduce pump energy consumption and extend motor life.
The $1.5 billion Mirfa project will increase power and water capacity in Abu Dhabi and the energy-deficient Northern Emirates. It encompasses existing water and power facilities that will be augmented with a new combined cycle power plant and a seawater reverse osmosis plant.
When fully integrated, the facilities will have total power capacity of 1,600 megawatts (MW) and seawater desalination capacity of 240,000 cubic meters per day. It is part of the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030 plan to diversify the economy, support growth and help meet rising demand from UAE’s increasing population.
|Order Awarded By||Hyundai Engineering & Construction|
|Project Starting Year||2015|
|Estimated Cost||$28 million|