Posts tagged as ABB

Containerised substations solve practical network constraints

  With the rapid growth of distribution network installations, there is a need to monitor and control electrical equipment within the network. Prefabricated substations have the facility to be monitored, controlled or even have complete network management in order to offer full reliability to power providers. Recent years have seen the distribution network grow in […]

Instrument transformers meet IEC standards

  ABB South Africa has announced that its main line product portfolio of medium voltage (MV) instrument transformers for indoor application has been successfully type tested according to new IEC standards. The company’s UniGear switchgear includes current and voltage transformers according to the IEC standards IEC 61869-1 Instrument transformers – Part 1: General requirements; IEC 61869-2 Instrument […]

R1-billion Eskom Kusile automation contract cancelled and reinstated with ABB

  On 20 March 2014, Eskom announced the termination, with effect from 17 April 2015, of the approximately €100-million (approx R1-billion) control and instrumentation (C&I) works contract placed with Alstom in 2011 for its 4800 MW Kusile power station, which currently under construction near eMalahleni (Witbank) in Mpumalanga Province, South Africa. Shortly thereafter Eskom announced […]

Flexible I/O products for plant automation

ABB has launched its Symphony Plus SD Series flexible control and input/output (I/O) products, said to offer total plant automation across application types, irrespective of size or location. The series is designed to improve energy efficiency and productivity in diverse operating environments. It is suited for applications where control is distributed over a wide area, […]

Undersea power cable contract awarded

  ABB has won an order worth around US$11-million from the Swedish utility Svenska kraftnät to design, manufacture, and supply a submarine cable system under the bay of Edsviken in northern Stockholm. The link is part of the larger grid project Stockholms Ström, which will provide an entirely new structure for the electrical grid in […]

Energy company releases results

ABB has announced its annual results for 2014 at a media event hosted in Johannesburg. The company’s revenue has decreased from R5,9-billion in 2013 to R4,8-billion in 2014. ABB managing director Leon Viljoen explained that some of the 2013 revenue came from the 150 MW PV project the company was involved in while R3,5-billion worth […]

Passive and active ARC fault protection in LV switchgear

The traditional methods of passive arc fault protection and the latest active protection options and applications available to industry. Having to wear a “moon suit” against arc flashing when entering LV switch rooms is new to South Africa and many companies who have never experienced arc flash incidents are awaiting developments in the occupational health […]

ABB releases results

  ABB Southern Africa MD Leon Viljoen said the power and automation company has continued to show growth over the past year in its base business despite a subdued local and global economic environment. Revenue, however, was down from R5,9-billion in 2013 to R4,9-billion last year. Speaking at the company’s annual results briefing, Viljoen said […]

Power and automation company bullish about the future

Energize spoke to Leon Viljoen, ABB South Africa’s managing director, after the company’s annual results meeting on 5 February 2015. ABB’s revenue decreased from R5,9-billion in 2013 to R4,8-billion in 2014. Why is that? Some of the 2013 revenue came from the 150 MW PV projects the company was involved in, and R3,5-billion worth of […]

Optimising production planning in cement plants

  ABB has launched Knowledge Manager Production Scheduler, a new software solution to manage and optimise production scheduling in cement plants. It provides customers with optimal planning functionalities based on real-time information, considering production goals, business constraints as well as volatile energy tariffs to increase the overall process efficiency. This application allows the user to […]