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ABB wins multi million dollar contract in Bahrain

Thursday, July 26th, 2007

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won an order for the delivery of electrical equipment and control systems to support the expansion of a plant in Bahrain that makes iron-ore pellets used in steel production. The contract was awarded to ABB in the second quarter of 2007.
Expansion of Gulf Industrial Investment Co.’s plant will more than double production capacity to eleven million tons annually, starting in late 2009, making the company one of the global leaders for pellet supply to direct reduction industries. The contract was awarded by Kobe Steel Ltd. of Japan, and continues ABB’s successful partnership with Kobe as an electrical partner and sub-contractor for the mineral processing and metals industries.
ABB’s scope of supply comprises engineering, manufacturing and delivery of intelligent LV MCC’s (MNSiS), emergency generator, power factor correction, MV and LV motors and variable speed drives, process control, field instrumentation and management information system as well as infrastructure systems (fire detection, telecommunication, lighting), cabling, earthing and lightning protection. Furthermore ABB’s deliveries to the customer include installation supervision and commissioning of the material as well as customer training.

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