ABB acquires KEYMILE’s communication networks business to strengthen digital grid portfolio and software focus

Acquisition supports ABB AbilityTM offering for mission-critical power grid applications, extending market opportunities ABB today announced it has agreed to acquire the mission-critical communication business of the KEYMILE Group to strengthen its communication networks portfolio. The acquisition will bring with it key products, software and service solutions, as well as research and development expertise. These will further enhance ABB’s industry-leading digital offering, ABB Ability, by adding extremely reliable communications technologies that are essential to maintain today’s dynamic and complex digital electrical grids. The transaction is expected to close during the third quarter of 2017. Both parties have agreed not to disclose the value of the deal. KEYMILE is headquartered in

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ABB’s microgrid to power Aruba and support transition to renewable energy

ABB microgrid will integrate wind and solar energy to provide electricity to Caribbean island that was previously fully dependent on fossil fuels ABB will provide an advanced microgrid to WEB Aruba N.V., the main power utility serving the Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba. ABB’s software, automation and control technologies will help WEB Aruba integrate solar and wind energy, forecast and plan better and optimize operations in real-time, while meeting Aruba’s growing demand for electricity. The island is 32 km long and 10 km across its widest point. It has a land area of 179 square km and a population of about 103,000 inhabitants. A popular tourism destination, Aruba has a

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ABB showcases innovative medium-voltage and digital technology solutions for distribution networks

The pioneering technology leader, ABB, will showcase its technology innovations that support smarter and safer power across the entire energy distribution chain at CIRED 2017, from stand G08. At the bi-annual event, to be held this year in Glasgow, participants from all over the world will gather to interact and learn about the latest developments in distribution technology. ABB will exhibit a variety of technologies to support its commitment to safer, cleaner and more sustainable power distribution. “At CIRED this year we will present some of our pioneering green technologies to help safeguard future generations,” said Bruno Melles, Managing Director of ABB’s medium voltage product business. “At this exhibition we

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World’s largest floating photovoltaic power plant test-bed features ABB technology

ABB drives the energy revolution with newly emerging use of solar power in Singapore Land scarcity has severely limited Singapore’s adoption of solar power. Floating solar panels may be a viable alternative for the city-state surrounded by water. Floating panels could be eleven percent more efficient than solar panels placed on precious land. Pioneering technology leader ABB is providing critical components on a landmark one megawatt floating solar photovoltaic test-bed. It measures 1 hectare or 1.5 football fields. The energy generated will be fed into the national energy grid, providing electricity for up to 250 households. “We are proud to support this important project in Singapore with our technological expertise

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ABB’s new microgrid technology lights up businesses and rural communities

Scalable, compact and grid-ready solutions enabling solar power and storage ABB is bringing affordable, safe and reliable electricity to remote communities with its new integrated microgrid solution, MGS100, that combines solar power and enables battery energy storage. The MGS100, built to perform in extreme environments, has the ability to transform lives and businesses for the better where access to affordable and reliable power is a challenge. The scalable system can be connected to multiple power sources to provide electricity for remote villages that are not connected to the main grid, or reliable back-up power for small commercial and industrial facilities using an inconsistent grid supply, enabling social and economic development.

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ABB and Vattenfall recognized for pioneering HVDC technology

IEEE Milestone recognizes the world’s first commercial HVDC transmission link in Gotland, Sweden The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has recognized the world’s first commercial HVDC transmission link, in Gotland, Sweden, as a breakthrough milestone in electrical engineering. Over 60 years ago, ABB introduced a new way of transmitting electricity across long distances with minimum losses – High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC). The Gotland link was the first of its kind in the world. This pioneering landmark will now be a part of the prestigious IEEE Milestones hall of fame, which recognizes significant technical achievements in the world of electrical engineering. Previous IEEE Milestone recognitions include technological innovations

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ABB wins $30 million order for HVDC power link upgrade in Africa

Upgrade to boost transmission capacity and supply clean hydro power while strengthening grid reliability in Democratic Republic of the Congo ABB has won an order worth more than $30 million from Société nationale d’électricité (SNEL), the national electricity company of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) for a partial upgrade of the Inga-Kolwezi high-voltage direct current (HVDC) power transmission link. The contract is part of the FRIPT project financed by Glencore and managed by Congo Energy, a subsidiary of Forrest Group International. The link transmits power from the Inga hydropower station on the Congo River to the mining district of Katanga in the south-east of the country. It also

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ABB writes the next chapter in pioneering high voltage direct current technology

ABB introduces a step change in footprint and performance to mark 20 years of its HVDC Light® technology ABB today announced the latest development in high voltage direct current (HVDC) Light, a breakthrough technology it pioneered 20 years ago, making it possible to reliably transmit large amounts of electricity over ever greater distances, economically and efficiently. ABB’s Power Grids division is the partner of choice for utilities around the world as they build or upgrade their power infrastructure. ABB is now pushing the boundaries of this technology further. The next level of ABB’s HVDC Light will enable more than doubling the power capacity to 3,000 megawatts (MW). System design enhancements

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ABB to reinforce Bangladesh power grid and help meet growing demand

$30 million substation order to enhance transmission capacity and boost electricity supply to more than 250,000 households ABB has won an order worth around $30 million, from Power Grid Company of Bangladesh Ltd (PGCB), the country’s national transmission utility, to support the country’s power infrastructure expansion and meet its growing electricity needs. As part of the project, ABB will build two new substations and upgrade two existing substations, all located in the south-eastern parts of Bangladesh. The order was booked in the first quarter of 2017. The substations will add around 535 megawatts (MW) of transmission capacity – enough to power more than 250,000 households – and contribute to the

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ABB names heads of AMEA, Europe regions

ABB China Managing Director Chun-Yuan Gu is appointed President of the Asia, Middle East and Africa (AMEA) region; Frank Duggan succeeds Bernhard Jucker as President of the Europe region; both will be members of the Executive Committee ABB today announced that Chun-Yuan Gu, Managing Director of ABB China, will become President of the AMEA region. He takes over from Frank Duggan, who has been appointed President of Europe, succeeding Bernhard Jucker, whose retirement was announced earlier. As members of the ABB Executive Committee, both Chun-Yuan Gu and Frank Duggan will report to ABB CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer. Both appointments will be effective July 1, 2017. “China represents one third of global

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