ABB wins deal to power Najran University


ABB won a second order from Saudi Arabia's Najran University in a deal worth US$40mn.

The order is for ABB to build a substation to ensure reliable power supplies for the university's new complex.

The university is located in Najran, a city in the south of Saudi Arabia, and will have two campuses with a total of 45,000 students. It is the country's largest university covering an area of 18 million sqm. The university will also house a medical city, a research centre, sports and housing accommodation for faculty, staff and students.

ABB will be responsible for the design, supply, installation and commissioning of a 380 kV (kilovolt) substation capable of distributing power at 132 kV and 13.8 kV.

Key products to be supplied include the gas-insulated switchgear (GIS), transformers, medium-voltage switchgear and cables.

"This substation will provide the power required for Najran University's long-term development," said Peter Leupp, head of ABB's Power Systems division.

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