ABB to Provide Electrical Upgrade Solution for Nuclear Power Plant in Finland

Solution will enhance reliability of Olkiluoto power plant

Zurich, Switzerland, Aug.14, 2009 - ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won an order from the Finnish power producer TVO for power solutions to enhance reliability and ensure trouble-free and safe operations at the Olkiluoto 1 and 2 nuclear power plant units.

"ABB has best-in-class technologies, significant domain expertise and extensive experience in the power generation domain," said Franz-Josef Mengede, head of the global Power Generation business, a part of ABB's Power Systems division. "We are delighted that TVO has entrusted us with the electrical upgrade of this nuclear power plant."

As part of the order, ABB will replace the low-voltage switchgear and supply a range of power products including the MNS switchgear, high efficiency RESIBLOC distribution transformers and busbar systems. ABB is also responsible for dismantling the old equipment, as well as installing and commissioning the replacement solutions during scheduled annual maintenance outages.

"The renewal of low-voltage switchgear and distribution transformers is part of the plant's continuous long-term development," said Janne Mokka, TVO's Senior Vice President for Technology. "Our objective is to keep the plant units safe, up to date, reliable and competitive in terms of the production costs. We are very satisfied to work with a competitive expert in delivering this significant nuclear power application."

ABB ( is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 120,000 people.

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