Manitoba Hydro (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada) awarded ABB an order for more than CND$50 million to supply two new substations and upgrade four others as part of the Wuskwatim Transmission Stations complex in northern Manitoba. The substations will help deliver power produced at the new 200-MW Wuskwatim Generating Station to the existing power grid and will be energized in 2012.

The $1.3 billion project, 750 km (47 miles) north of Winnipeg, is an equity partnership between the Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation and Manitoba Hydro.

ABB will provide engineering, manufacturing, supply and on-site staffing to supervise erection and commissioning.