Austria: ABB has signed a five-year framework contract with Austrian Power Grid (APG), Austria’s transmission system operator, potentially worth more than $100 M to supply gas-insulated switchgear (GIS), in the largest electricity grid expansion to date in Austria.
ABB will be supplying GIS for the construction of a transmission grid that will help to strengthen the infrastructure in order to gradually integrate electricity generated by more renewable sources.
“ABB has a long-standing relationship with APG, and our reliable GIS technology will play a key role in this important extension project to strengthen the transmission infrastructure,” said Markus Heimbach, Managing Director of ABB’s Power Grids High Voltage business line, part of the company’s Power Grids business. “ABB’s compact GIS will help to integrate renewable energy while helping Austria achieve its ambitious energy and climate targets.”
“The #mission2030 plan involves the coordinated implementation of renewable energy generation and the network infrastructure”, said Gerhard Christiner, CEO of APG.
From end 2019 to 2024, ABB’s GIS will be installed in various substations around the country.