ABB wins $100 million contract to strengthen Italy’s grid

Dec 30, 2019
Posted by Patrick Haddad

ABB has signed a four-year framework contract worth more than $100 million with Italy’s transmission system operator (TSO), Terna.

The TSO is responsible for securing and dispatching electricity throughout the country.

Terna will utilize advanced technology from ABB to strengthen Italy’s grid. The contract includes the supply of ABB’s gas-insulated switchgear (GIS), a solution that enables a significant reduction of equipment footprint to just one tenth of the space occupied by air-insulated switchgear substations.

“We are supporting Terna to achieve its mission to make the Italian electricity system more resilient,” said Markus Heimbach, managing director of ABB’s high voltage business line, within the company’s Power Grids business. ‘Our talented experts are developing pioneering technologies that contribute toward a sustainable energy future through a stronger, smarter and greener grid.”

Source: ABB

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