ABB has won an order worth around $45m from Dubai Hills Estate, a joint venture between Emaar Properties and Meraas Holding, to build a substation that will boost distribution capacity and feed power to a new integrated lifestyle project being constructed in Dubai.

Claudio Facchin, president of ABB’s Power Grids division, said: "ABB will help deliver electricity to this prestigious development, ensuring the safety, reliability and security of power supplies to residents and visitors.

"The project reiterates our commitment to serving the building and infrastructure sector and reinforces our position as a partner of choice for enabling a stronger, smarter and greener grid."

ABB is responsible for the design, installation and commissioning of the distribution substation which will supply electricity to the community.

Key product supplies include 132 kilovolt (kV) switchgear, reactors, power transformers, the automation, protection, control system, as well as surveillance and communication technologies.

The substation will also be IEC 61850 enabled, to support open and seamless communication with all intelligent devices, the company said.

The 11 million square metres Dubai Hills Estate development, incorporating an 18-hole championship golf course, includes residential, commercial and leisure areas, supporting the country’s objective of boosting family tourism.