ABB has won an order worth around $25 million to supply electrical and control systems for a new 75 MW solar photovoltaic power plant in the Northern Cape province of South Africa.
Owned by WBHO, a South African construction company, and Building Energy, an Italian renewable energy developer and operator, the plant is located in the Kalahari Desert close to the town of Kathu.
ABB's electrical and automation solution includes a range of power products such as medium- and low-voltage switchgear, distribution transformers, and control and protection devices. It also incorporates distributed automation and control products from the SymphonyPlus family. ABB will be responsible for the design, engineering, supply, installation and commissioning of the project, which is slated for completion in 2014.