ABB wins 180 mln usd power order in Namibia
Nov 9, 2007 - Thomson Financial
ZURICH (Thomson Financial) - ABB Ltd
said it has won an order worth 180 mln usd from the
Namibian national power utility, NamPower, to connect
two parts of the country's power grid and strengthen
electricity networks in southern Africa.
NamPower is building a 350 kilovolts,
300-megawatt transmission link between the northeastern
Caprivi region and the power network in central Namibia.
The link will also interconnect the
electricity networks of Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe,
the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozambique and South
Africa to create an alternative route for power imports
and exports to and from neighbouring countries.
This project marks the first time a
technology called HVDC Light system -- a high-voltage
direct current transmission technology -- will be
used for long overhead transmission lines, said the
Swedish-Swiss engineering group.
The system is scheduled to be in operation
by the end of 2009. firstname.lastname@example.org hmn/jag
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