ABB wins $130M power order in the UK

ABB has won an order of around $130 million to build the power transmission infrastructure for EDF Energy’s new Hinkley Point C power plant in Somerset, UK.

The company will be responsible for the design, supply and installation of the power transmission infrastructure, including substations for two separate units that will feed 3,200 megawatts of power produced by Hinkley Point C to the national grid, the manufacturer said in a press statement.

As part of the contract, ABB will supply six 700 MVA generator transformers, six auxiliary transformers, and 400 kV gas insulated switchgear, among other equipment.

This will be the UK’s first new nuclear power plant to be built for a generation and will provide 7 per cent of the country’s electricity from 2025.

The plant will be capable of supplying around 6 million UK homes with electricity. 

Source: ABB