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22. June 2007

Switzerland's ABB Group to design and engineer a high-voltage substation

REUTERS is reporting that Alcan Inc. said on Thursday it has signed a deal with Switzerland's ABB Group to design and engineer a high-voltage substation to provide power to its Kitimat aluminum smelter, part of a plan to expand the smelter's output by 60 percent. Alcan, which is currently fighting off a $28.5 billion takeover bid from U.S. rival Alcoa Inc ,plans to spend $1.8 billion expanding the smelter in British Columbia to bring its annual output to 400,000 tonnes per year.

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