ABB signs $100 million South American T&D resilience contract

ABB Power Grids has signed a five-year framework contract estimated to be worth around $100 million with South America’s largest utility company, Interconexion Electrica S.A. E.S.P. (ISA).

ISA currently operates over 62,000 kilometers of power transmission infrastructure with over 7,000 kilometers more under construction. The company also provides services in transportation, information and telecommunications.

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ABB will supply shunt reactors to the ISA grid, ensuring that the voltage stays within safe limits and helping to avoid blackouts. In addition, the contract includes the supply of gas-insulated switchgear (GIS), air-insulated switchgear (AIS) equipment such as circuit breakers, instrument transformers and hybrid modules.

The company is involved in other projects on the continent including Brazil’s largest solar farm, and in the integration of wind and solar power systems in Chile.

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