ABB wins $78 M power deal in Saudi Arabia

ABB, the power and automation technology group has won a deal worth $78 million from Saudi Electricity Company (SEC), national power transmission and distribution operator.

ABB will provide transformers for two combined-cycle power plants that will boost transmission capacity in Riyadh, and surrounding areas. The order was booked in the second quarter of this year.


ABB will deliver generator step-up (GSU) transformers, power transformers and station service transformers for SEC’s combined-cycle power plants.

Bernhard Jucker, head, power products division, ABB said, “These transformers will enable more electricity to reach consumers and meet growing demands.”

Saudi Arabia faces rising demand for electricity, due to increased population and industrial growth. The country plans to boost power-generation capacity by more than 50 percent from less than 60 GW to 91 GW by 2020.

ABB’s transformer portfolio includes power transformers rated up to 1,200 KV, dry- and liquid-distribution transformers and traction and special application transformers.

ABB provides power and automation technologies that enable customers with high- performance of low environmental impact. The ABB Group operates in 100 countries and employs about 150,000 people.