ABB to upgrade hydro power plant in the Philippines

Engineering company ABB Norway has won a contract to deliver control systems and electrical equipment for the upgrading of a hydro power plant on the island of Luzon in the Philippines, reports Norway Post.

The value of the contract is around NOK 60 million, and the work is to be completed in 2014.

The Leyte – Luzon HVDC Link has been in commercial operation since August 1998.

“By upgrading to new and more energy effctive control systems, modern ABB technology will extend the life of older hydro power stations, and increase power output and profilability,” says ABB CEO Arne Sveen (photo).

Since its inception in 1968, ABB Inc. has been a significant contributor to the Philippines’s electrification and transformation efforts.

ABB in the Philippines employs people among its four offices providing products and services in Power Products, Power Systems, Automation Products and Process Automation.

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