Swiss group ABB to supply sub-station for mining project in Mozambique

14 December 2011

Zurich, Switzerland, 14 Dec – Swiss group ABB has been hired by JSPL Mozambique Minerais, a subsidiary of Indian group Jindal Steel and Power Ltd., to provide a sub-station to supply electricity to a mining project in Mozambique’s Tete province, the group said.

Under the terms of the “turnkey” contract worth US$8.7 million, the ABB group will build the sub-station as well as a power transmission line to the location where it links up with the electricity grid managed by state power company Electricidade de Moçambique (EdM).

The contract is the fourth that the Swiss group has been awarded in Mozambique in the last three years where it has already successfully concluded contracts for electrification of mining projects of Brazil’s Vale and Anglo-Australian group Rio Tinto, previously mined by Australia’s Riversdale Mining.

The ABB group is a world leader in energy and automation systems and is present in 100 countries with 130,000 workers. (macauhub)