6 June 2002
ABB wins US$115M Mexico power job
Zurich, Switzerland - ABB has won a US$115 million contract from Mexico's national power company, Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE), to build a 242-kilometer (150-mile) high-voltage power transmission system.
The project is designed to strengthen the connection between the country's largest hydroelectric plant at Manuel Moreno and the national power grid.
ABB said it marked the fourth large transmission project the power systems and automation giant has been awarded in Mexico since the end of 2000.
Working with Mexico-based consortium partner Techint, ABB will construct the first 242 kilometers (150 miles) of overhead transmission line between Manuel Moreno and the Juile substation, including advanced fiber optic links and integrated control systems. It also will build a new substation at Cerro Del Oro.
The new transmission system is scheduled to start operations at the end of 2003.
The contract is part of an overall US$269 million plan by CFE to develop Mexico's electrical infrastructure to meet the country's steadily increasing energy needs. The plan involves building about 600 kilometers of 400-kilovolt overhead transmission line to improve the link between the 1,500-megawatt hydroelectric plant at Manuel Moreno, in the southeastern state of Chiapas, and Tecali, close to the city of Puebla, in the more heavily populated and industrialized central region.
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