Linxon has awarded an order of approx $80 million to the Ministry of Electricity in Iraq for distribution of four turnkey 132/33 kV GIS substations. The contract forms part of the Electricity Sector Redevelopment Project (Phase 2) financed by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
The delivery comprises all expected equipment (High Voltage 132 kV GIS, 132/33 kV power transformers, 33 kV switchgear, control & protection system, communication system, etc) as well as design, civil construction works, installation, and commissioning. The delivery period is 18 months and the project will begin around July 2020.
“We are honored to have received this approval and are grateful for the collaboration and support by JICA in financing this project”, said Frédéric Tréfois, CEO of Linxon. “This type of Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) project truly demonstrate the confidence of our customers in our extensive proposal and our ability to deliver increased value. We have a good relationship and long-standing experience working with the Ministry of Electricity in Iraq in helping the country to grade up its electricity capacity. I am proud of the Linxon group demonstrating the strength and winning this award during the current situation”.
JICA is the agency execution of Japan’s Official Development Assistance (ODA). JICA works proactively to address development challenges in Iraq by utilizing Japanese Official Development Assistance (ODA) loans. The Electricity Sector Reconstruction Project supports the construction of power transmission and distribution facilities in Iraq, where the request for electricity is especially high.
Linxon begins operations on September 1, 2018, undertaking turnkey electrical switchable current substation projects related to renewable and conventional power generation, power transmission, and transportation solutions. Substations enable efficient and reliable transmission and distribution of electricity. Within the substation, switchgear controls and protects the network from power downtime and facilitates reliable electricity supply.