Swiss power and automation technology company ABB Ltd. said Tuesday it received an order worth around $75 million from Iraq's Ministry of Electricity to extend an existing transmission grid in the country.
The Amara substation will connect a new gas-based power plant as well as smaller power stations, currently under construction, to the grid, the company said in a statement.
"The substation extension will enable the integration of additional power generation sources and boost power supply to the region," said Brice Koch, head of ABB's Power Systems division. "It will also help to improve grid reliability and power quality."
The project is scheduled for completion by 2013, ABB said.