ABB to support rehabilitation of power distribution network in Iraq

Zurich, Switzerland, March 26, 2012 – ABB won an order from the Ministry of Electricity in Iraq to provide a power distribution management system.

The solution will incorporate advanced communication technology, with monitoring and control functions, to improve the availability, performance and reliability of power supplies in the capital, Baghdad.

ABB will upgrade the existing control center with an integrated solution comprising its Network Manager SCADA DMS (supervisory control and data acquisition distribution management system) software, now a part of its Ventyx portfolio.

ABB will also supply the communications equipment and remote terminal units to control and monitor power supplies in this densely populated area of the country.

The refurbished control centers will provide operators with a system-wide view of conditions in the distribution grid, enabling smooth operations as well as rapid detection and correction of faults. The scope of the project includes operator training.

The project is one of the several infrastructure improvement initiatives currently underway in Iraq and part of reconstruction efforts to establish a dependable power network to support economic and social development in the country.

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