ABB wins contract to improve grid reliability in Oman

2012-12-10
Muscat, Oman, December 10, 2012 – ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won a contract worth $7m from the Mazoon Electricity Company in Oman. ABB will deliver a range of components including a Network Manager SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) system and multiple RTUs (remote terminal units) to improve the availability and quality of electricity in Oman.

ABB will provide 90 outdoor remote terminal unit stations (RTUs) on a turnkey basis for Mazoon, one of Oman’s main electricity distribution companies. This includes interfaces for 33/11 kV substations and the supervisory control and data acquisition system (SCADA) to control and monitor electricity supplies in Oman. The SCADA system will cover the grid areas of South Batinah, Dakhliyah and Sharqiyah governorates.

Network Manager SCADA, which is part of ABB’s Ventyx software portfolio, offers a full range of solutions that enhance the efficiency and reliability of power systems. The software is used in infrastructure projects such as electric grids to monitor and control entire sites or complexes of systems spread out over large geographical areas. Most control actions are performed automatically by RTUs and substation control systems.

“This project is another step in Mazoon’s development of its infrastructure in order to improve transparency on its network, which ultimately helps the company provide a cleaner, more reliable and smarter service to its customers,” said Saeed Fahim, Country Manager for ABB in Oman. “We are pleased to be able to work with Mazoon again on this project after a successful cooperation on phase I.”

In phase I, ABB installed a new Network Manager SCADA system at the main control center to integrate existing 33/11kV feeders and equipment in all grid substations, as well as indoor primary stations.

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