Posts tagged as ABB

Programmable logic controllers

Should the most advanced features be reserved for the most complex applications? Certainly not. For ABB, the performance of its PLCs is only worthwhile if it contributes to the success of all its customers, including those equipment manufacturers and systems integrators whose prime concern is cost. That is why ABB is now offering the AC500-eCo, […]

Frame agreement signed with Ethekwini municipality

ABB has signed a three-year frame agreement contract from Ethekwini Municipality electricity department, based in Kwa-Zulu Natal province, for the supply, delivery, installation and testing of outdoor 132 kV and 275 kV switchgear and associated equipment. ABB will supply, for the next three years, outdoor yard equipment for new substations as well as the extension […]

Third party channel partner announced

Industrial electrical products distributor Waco Industries and power and automation technology group ABB signed an agreement appointing Waco a third party channel partner. The agreement comes in the wake of a surge in small scale service purchases in the South African market by customers who require immediate delivery. Waco Industries will be a localised ABB […]

ABB third party channel partner appointed

Electrical, automation, mechanical and consumable product and capital equipment supplier Elquip Solutions has been appointed an ABB third party channel partner. ABB South Africa senior vice president Medhat Fayek says Elquip will be a “localised ABB marketing and sales vehicle”, making his company’s products and solutions more accessible to a wider portion of the market. […]

R43-million HV switchgear order

ABB has won an order worth R43-million from Sasol for 145 kV double busbar gas insulated switchgear (GIS) to be installed at their Sasolburg plant in the Free State Province. The order, which will include design, engineering, supply, installation and commissioning of the switchgear as well as Scada protection and control, is part of Sasol’s […]

$41-million power order

ABB has won an order worth $41-million from SNEL (Société Nationale d’Électricité), the national power utility in the Democratic Republic of Congo, to refurbish and expand three substations in the southern province of Katanga. ABB’s turnkey solution includes design, engineering, supply, installation and commissioning of three 220 kV (kilovolt) air-insulated switchgear (AIS) substations and an […]

In conversation with Carlos Poñe, president ABB South Africa

by Hans van de Groenendaal, EngineerIT From the environmentally-sensitive landscape to the main office block on the ABB campus in Longmeadow, Modderfontein in Gauteng, it is apparent that ABB and its people walk the green talk –they are 101% environment-friendly. My conversation with Carlos started with the economic downturn from which South Africa and the […]

Power station switchgear

ABB has won an order worth $43-million from Eskom, South Africa’s leading electric utility, to supply medium-voltage switchgear as well as protection and  supervisory control and data acquisition (Scada) equipment for a new thermal power plant being built in Mpumalanga, South Africa. The new Kusile coal-fired plant is being constructed to increase power generation capacity […]

Investment in wind technology

ABB recently announced that it has made a strategic investment in Pentalum Technologies, an Israel-based company developing advanced wind sensing technology for control and optimization of wind turbines and wind farms. Pentalum is developing an innovative LIDAR (light detection and ranging) technology that remotely senses the wind vector in front of wind turbines in order […]

High voltage power transmission link in Namibia commissioned

ABB has commissioned the Caprivi link interconnector built for Namibia’s national power utility, NamPower. The high voltage transmission system connects the electrical grids in Namibia and neighbouring Zambia, providing a new route for power imports. It was officially inaugurated by Namibia’s President, His Excellency Hifikepunye Pohamba. The 350 kV, 300 MW link is ABB’s first […]