Tag: Zurich

ABB’s orders decline, but cost savings improve profitability

Switzerland, Zurich: ABB said the company’s third-quarter orders declined 14 percent due to the hesitation of customers although the cost-saving programs helped improve the Swiss power transformer maker's profit margin, according to the official press release.

$85M orders to strengthen Quebec grid

Switzerland, Zurich: Canadian utility Hydro-Québec (HQ) has placed orders with ABB worth over $85 million to upgrade its 800 kV air-insulated switchgear (AIS) substations and transmission grid with new power transformers, shunt reactors and circuit breakers.

ABB announces Q2 results

Switzerland, Zurich: ABB presented the results of the second quarter of 2016, highlighting solid progress on profitability.

Statnett awards $30 million substation contract

Switzerland, Zurich: ABB has won an order worth more than $30 million from Norway’s transmission system operator Statnett for two substations that will strengthen grid reliability and boost power supplies in Norway.

ABB upgrades first major HVDC link in U.S. transmission history

Switzerland, Zurich: ABB has completed the upgrade of the Celilo HVDC (high-voltage direct current) converter station in Oregon, part of Pacific Intertie, the first major HVDC link in U.S. transmission history, originally commissioned by ABB in 1970.

ABB to extend substations across Indonesia

Switzerland, Zurich: ABB has been awarded an $11 million contract from the Indonesian state-owned utility Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) to extend existing substations across Indonesia in order to strengthen reliability of its Java-Bali transmission and distribution networks and meet the growing demand for power in Java.

$300M order placed for record transmission capacity at 800 kV level

Switzerland, Zurich: Orders worth $300 million have been placed for the supply of converter transformers for two long-distance ultra-high-voltage direct current (UHVDC) transmission links in China capable of transporting up to 10,000 MW of power at the 800 kV voltage level.

ABB to deliver electrical solution for flood barrier project in Venice

Switzerland, Zurich: ABB will supply the complete integrated electrical and automation system for an experimental electro mechanic module Mo.S.E. in Venice, Italy, which is a flood barrier system designed to block the high tides and storm surges that enter the Venetian Lagoon.

ABB to enable first digital substation in the UK

Switzerland, Zurich: ABB has been selected to participate in the FITNESS (“Future Intelligent Transmission NEtworkSubStation”) project of SP Energy Networks, a UK-based electricity transmission and distribution network operator, to provide a digital substation scheme to protect, monitor and control the transmission network in parts of Scotland.

ABB wins $140M HVDC order for Danish-German interlink

Switzerland, Zurich: ABB has received an order worth around $140 million from transmission system operators Energinet.dk in Denmark and 50Hertz Transmission in Germany to design, supply and install an HVDC (high voltage direct current) converter station in Bentwisch, Northern Germany.

ABB wins $100M substation and transformer order in Iraq

Switzerland, Zurich: ABB has won an order worth around $100 million from Mass Global Holding to deliver a gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) substation that will help integrate 3,000 MW of electricity generated by a combined cycle power plant, utilizing Iraq’s natural gas resources.

ABB to supply 4 GIS substations for Singapore

Switzerland, Zurich: ABB has won an order from SP PowerGrid to supply four 66 kV gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) substations for the city-state of Singapore, the manufacturer states in the press release.

$130M contract awarded for US HVDC link upgrade

Switzerland, Zurich: ABB has received an order worth around $130 million from a U.S. electric cooperative Great River Energy to upgrade an existing ± 400 kV high-voltage direct current (HVDC) connection between Underwood, North Dakota and Buffalo, Minnesota in the U.S.

Lithuania integrated into Baltic grid with HVDC link

Switzerland, Zurich: ABB has commissioned and handed over the LitPol Link, a high-voltage direct current (HVDC) link connecting the power grids of Lithuania and Poland, to the Lithuanian transmission system operator Litgrid.

ABB nominates four new Board members

Switzerland, Zurich: ABB has nominated four new members for election to its Board of Directors, aiming to strengthen its expertise in areas related to the shift in the centre of gravity of the company’s activities.

ABB wins substation project in Jordan

Switzerland, Zurich: ABB will supply a substation for the Shams Ma’an photovoltaic project, the largest of its kind in Jordan, which will help the country reach renewable targets of 10 percent of its energy mix by 2020.