ABB has won an order to supply and install a substation at the 3,000MW Rumaila power plant, located in the Basra region of southern Iraq.

The completed power plant will be operated by Shamara Holding Group, one of Iraq’s largest private industrial conglomerates and an independent power producer, TradeArabia reported. 

The Rumaila power plant is expected to increase the country's power generation capacity by about 20% and address acute shortages of electricity.

The 3,000MW from the Rumaila power plant will add to Iraq’s current generation of 13,000MW, which is short of the country’s peak load demand of about 23,000MW.

ABB will design, engineer, supply, and install the 400KV air-insulated switchgear substation, which will be equipped with technology and instrument transformers from ABB. The substation will also be equipped with advanced digital control, protection, and telecommunication systems.

Claudio Facchin, president of ABB’s power grids division, said: “This project adds to our extensive installed base in the region and supports our next level strategic thrust on growing markets.”