ABB wins $40M order for eco-efficient substation in Germany

Switzerland, Zurich: ABB has won an order of around $40 million from German transmission grid operator TransnetBW to upgrade a high-voltage substation in Obermooweiler, in the German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg, the company announced in the press release.

As an integral part of the upgrade, ABB will install the world’s first 380 kV gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) which uses an environmentally friendly alternative gas mixture to the industry standard SF6, the release said.

The new 380 kV Obermooweiler GIS substation supports Germany’s targeted reduction of 40 percent in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 and up to 95 percent by 2050.

Source: ABB