Posts tagged as ABB

New roles for permanent magnet technology

by Jouni Ikäheimo, ABB For many decades, permanent magnet technology has been used in smaller scale applications where its favorable weight-to-performance ratio is an advantage. Its use in bigger electrical machines, however, has not been that common. This, however, is changing. The increasing demand for new solutions for wind power generators and special motors for […]

The DC motor revival

by Christer Söderberg, ABB DC motors have, in the past, been regarded as “extinct”, but thyristor converters have come to the rescue. Please download the PDF

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 […]