ABB wins substation project in Jordan
Switzerland, Zurich: ABB will supply a substation for the Shams Ma’an photovoltaic project, the largest of its kind in Jordan, which will help the country reach renewable targets of 10 percent of its energy mix by 2020.
ABB will build a 33 kV substation that will integrate the solar energy into the grid, which will also include a 2 MVA reactive static compensator including coupling transformer, the manufacturer states in the press release.
The substation will also include the 33 kV gas-insulated switchgear, substation automation, control and protection systems, 33kV capacitor banks and ancillary equipment to ensure interfacing with the remote-end utility substation.
The 52.5-megawatt (MW) Shams Ma’an project will be one of the largest photovoltaic facilities in the Middle East when it is completed in 2016.