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ABB wins power equipment order for Cheves hydro project in Peru

ABB announced it has won a power generation order to provide power equipment and engineering for the Cheves greenfield hydropower plant in Peru.

ABB will provide engineering and power equipment to Empresa de Generacion Electrica Cheves S.A., a hydropower generation company in Peru, which is 100 percent owned by SN Power of Norway. Cheves is a 2 x 84 MW hydropower project located in the provinces of Oyon and Huaura.

The project will be executed in consortium and led by ABB Canada with Rainpower from Norway and Jeumont from France. The consortium will provide a complete "Water to Wire" solution for the hydropower plant. ABB is providing the complete electrical balance of plant (eBoP) systems including GIS substation, generator breakers, medium-voltage and low-voltage switchgear, step-up transformers, plant controls, protection system and other electrical auxiliaries. Rainpower will supply the turbine and Juemont, the generator. The consortium's scope includes the installation and commissioning of equipment.

This project is scheduled for completion by November, 2013.

In other news, ABB has won an order worth about $120 million to engineer and supply key equipment for the Jinping-Sunan 800 kilovolt Ultra High Voltage Direct Current hydropower transmission project of the State Grid Corporation of China.

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