The Ministry of Electricity in Iraq has awarded Swiss-based ABB an order to deliver five fixed, and 15 mobile 132 kilovolt substations.

The projects will help strengthen the power grid and provide electricity in central Iraq in an effort to develop the country’s power infrastructure and meet electricity needs.

The 15 mobile substations will enable fast electrification in some of the neediest areas and are supported by Swedish government financing.

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ABB will also deliver key products like gas- and air-insulated switchgear, power transformers and capacitor banks to improve power quality and advanced IEC 61850-based automation, protection and telecommunication systems for control and monitoring of substation assets.

Patrick Fragman, head of ABB’s Grid Integration business, a part of the company’s Power Grids division, said: “The substations will help to improve the electricity supply by expanding capacity and strengthening Iraq’s power infrastructure.


“These projects add to our extensive installed base in the region and support our focus on growing markets, reinforcing ABB’s position as a partner of choice in enabling a stronger, smarter and greener grid.”

Ehab Younis, managing director, Iraq, Jordan and Near East, said: “As Iraq continues to reconstruct its power infrastructure, we are proud to be a stable partner in assisting the country on its development path.

“ABB has a long history in Iraq and we are working with many stakeholders to ensure reliable access to power supply.”