The Ministry of Electricity of Iraq has placed a US$75 million order with ABB to extend an existing transmission substation in the Southern part of the country. The 400/132-kV Amara Substation will connect a new 500-MW gas-based power plant as well as smaller power stations, presently under construction, to the grid.

ABB is responsible for the project management, design, engineering, supply, installation and commissioning of the substation, including civil works. Key product supplies include air-insulated switchgear, transformers, shunt reactors and cables. ABB also will supply control and protection systems compliant with the IEC 61850 open communications standard and associated telecommunications equipment.

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