Power engineering company ABB will supply electrical solutions in two projects for the City of Cape Town Electricity Services Department, to help improve reliability of power supply to the region.

For one of the projects, ABB will replace and maintain interlocking equipment that ensures the safe operation of switchgear at three substations and a power station in Cape Town.

The company will also provide REF 545 feeder terminals for the protection, control and supervision of a high-voltage transmission network.

For another project, ABB will deliver a range of medium-voltage equipment including compact gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) and ancillary equipment for nine substations in the Cape Town area.

The projects are scheduled for completion at the end of 2010 and are part of Cape Town’s growth and infrastructure upgrade plans.