Swiss firm ABB has obtained an order from the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) consisting of $27 million worth of transformers that will support the transmission infrastructure upgrade and grid reliability improvement.
“We are pleased to partner with NGCP for this important upgrade that will strengthen the Philippines’ power grid, enhance efficiency and improve reliability of power supply to consumers,” ABB Transformers business unit managing director Markus Heimbach said.
The order includes the design, supply, and commissioning of 19 transformers that will improve the grid reliability and increase power capacity to support economic growth.
The transformers will be installed in NGCP’s key substations across the Philippines as part of the structured program to strengthen the ageing power grid.
“As part of ABB’s Next Level strategy, we are committed to support the development of power infrastructure in growing markets around the world,” Heimbach added.
This would be the second major order the Swiss firm received from NGCP, after winning an order for three transformers in 2016.
ABB’s Power Grids division won 4 major orders – including the NGCP order – worth over $840 million that is expected to deliver state – of – the – art power transmission technologies across 3 continents: India ($640 million), USA ($100 million), and Brazil ($75 million).
The NGCP is a privately owned corporation that operates, maintains, and develops the country’s power grid. Photo from ABB website.