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16Aug91 GREECE: ASEA BROWN BOVERI GROUP WINS CONTRACTS WORTH £121M TO BUILD POWER PLANT IN CRETE AND ROSTOCK, GERMANY.

ASEA Brown Boveri (ABB) group companies have won two contracts totalling US$205 million (£121 million) for power plant construction in Greece and Germany.ABB Kraftwerke has won the largest order, worth about $105 million (£62 million) for the construction of a 132 MW combined-cycle power station at the Chania power complex on Crete. The client is the Greek Public Power Corporation.The facility will have two gas turbines capable of being fuelled either by diesel or natural gas. The job includes all civil construction and equipment supply. The first turbine is due to come on-stream in May 1992, with the second following a year later.In Rostock, eastern Germany, ABB has been awarded a $100 million (£59 million) job from Kraftwerke-und Netgesellschaft for a 500 MW coal-fired powerplant.This is the first order placed for a new power station in eastern Germany since reunification.Four ABB subsidiaries will share construction, which will take three years to complete. Steam from the plant, which will be equipped with air scrubbing systems, will be used for district heating.