Switzerland, Zurich: ABB has been awarded a $24 million substation upgrade project by Kenya Power, the national electric utility and the country’s largest power transmission and distribution company.
Kenya Power is boosting power transformer capacity at its Juja Road substation in Nairobi by more than 50 percent and replacing 50-year-old air-insulated switchgear with space-saving gas-insulated switchgear.
As part of substation design, supply, installation and commissioning, ABB will supply power transformers and high-voltage switchgear, as well as its IEC 61850-compliant open automation, control, protection and communication systems.
The Juja Road substation is a crucial hub for reliable power distribution in Nairobi. Once completed in 2017, the upgraded substation will be one of the largest GIS substations of its kind in eastern Africa.