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ABB has won orders worth around US$ 30 million from Casa dos Ventos to provide substations and related power infrastructure enabling the efficient integration of power from two new wind projects into Brazil’s transmission grid.

The projects in northeastern Brazil are scheduled for completion in 2016. The two 216MW and 130MW wind complexes São Clemente and Tianguá will be located in the states of Pernambuco and Ceará. ABB will be responsible for the delivery of the 230 kV and 69 kV air-insulated switchgear substations including compact 34.5 kV substations with distribution transformers, connection bays and overhead lines. ABB is also supplying reclosers – circuit breakers designed to interrupt short-circuit current – to isolate faults and prevent outages from cascading across the network. The substations will also be equipped with IEC 61850-compliant open standard automation capabilities as well as control and protection systems, to enable monitoring and control of all power assets.

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