ABB Facilitates the Rapid Sustainable Economic Growth in Macau

Oct 22, 2003, 01:00 ET from ABB

    MACAU, China, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- ABB, the leading power and
 automation technology group announced today it has been awarded an order worth
 US$4 million by the Companhia de Electricidade de Macau -- CEM S.A., for the
 erection and commissioning of a 66 kV gas insulated switchgear (GIS)
 substation in Macau.  The order includes an option to build a second identical
     "Due to our strong local presence and close co-operation with the customer
 to develop the right solution, we are proud to be awarded this project for the
 design and construction of a 66 kV substation," said Daniel Assandri, vice
 president and head of power systems business of ABB in China, Hong Kong and
     "One of the challenges of the project is to develop a solution of the
 substation that would minimize the visual impact to the surrounding future
 tourism development," said Daniel Assandri.  "ABB has come up with an elegant
 solution to fit the 66 kV GIS bays, 66/11 kV transformers, 11 kV air insulated
 switchgear (AIS) panels, 11 kV capacitor banks as well as protection and
 control systems into the limited space provided; while allowing enough space
 for possible future extension of the substation.  In addition to our scope of
 supply, we assisted CEM to select the best suited local products.  We expect
 this form of cooperation be the model for developing future business
 activities between CEM and ABB."
     Macau is currently devoting to large-scale infrastructure developments for
 the growing tourism industry.  With an outlook for increasing electricity
 demand, more substations of the similar design will be built in the coming
     ABB ( is a leader in power and automation technologies that
 enable utility and industry customers to improve performance while lowering
 environmental impacts.  The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100
 countries and employs about 133,000 people worldwide.  ABB in China employs
 about 6,500 people in more than 20 companies and sales office in 23 major