Zurich, Switzerland — ESI-AFRICA.COM — 13 December 2011 – Leading power and automation technology group ABB has won an order from JSPL Mozambique Minerais LDA “’ a subsidiary of Jindal Steel and Power Limited “’ for a 220/33 kV turnkey substation to electrify the open cast coil mine project  at its mining concession near the Chirodzi village in the Tete Province of Mozambique.

A statement released here says ABB’s scope of supply includes, taping power from Electicidade de Mozambique (EDM), the local power service provider, the construction of a double circuit overhead line from taping point to the substation site, and the construction of the substation. The installation will be compatible with the existing system of service provider EDM.

“ABB’s global footprint and technology portfolio offers customers like Jindal the affirmation that our business partnerships have a long-term, sustainable view,” said Carlos Poñe, ABB’s CEO in South Africa. “We are extremely proud to be associated with this project which will be an integral part in the development of the country as a whole,” he added.

Key products to be supplied include, step-down transformers, circuit breakers, switchgear, protection, control interface and communication equipment. This is the fourth project that ABB has won in Mozambique in the last three years after successfully completing the Moatize, Vale and Benga projects.

ABB is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. It operates in around 100 countries and employs about 130,000 people.