Category | ABB

ABB’s new RC-IGCT platform

Posted on 16 November 2016

  ABB Semiconductors has developed a new technology platform for Reverse Conducting Integrated Gate Turn-off Thyristor (RC-IGCT) in two voltage levels, 4,500 V and 6,500 V. The main advantages of the devices are the very low on-state losses provided by the thyristor structure, the negligible turn-on losses in the semiconductor and the high reliability of [...]

ABB wins $85 million orders to strengthen power grid in Canada

Posted on 27 September 2016

  Ultra-high voltage circuit breakers and power transformers to support upgrade of Quebec grid ABB has won orders worth over $85 million from leading Canadian utility Hydro-Québec (HQ) to upgrade its 800-kilovolt (kV) air-insulated switchgear (AIS) substations and transmission grid with state-of-the-art circuit breakers, power transformers and shunt reactors. The upgrade is driven by the [...]

ABB presents digital grid approach at leading power sector event in Paris

Posted on 25 August 2016

  Digital substations as key elements in future-oriented power grids to improve efficiency, safety and system visibility ABB is presenting its digital substation model at the Cigré conference and exhibition, in Paris from August 22-26, 2016, a leading global platform for power experts and a showcase for the latest technology developments in the sector. Digital [...]

ABB releases new medium-power IGBT modules

Posted on 11 August 2016

  ABB’s medium-power modules family, the 62Pak, is officially released for mass production and available for unlimited sales. End of April all qualification tests have been successfully finalized and ABB is proud to present a very competitive family of medium-power modules. The 62Pak line-up consists of modules in the 1700V voltage class. Three current ratings [...]

ABB completes HVDC system upgrade, delivering clean, reliable hydropower from Canada to US

Posted on 12 July 2016

  Upgrade of world’s first multi-terminal link boosts supply of renewable energy and grid stability for coming decades ABB has completed the upgrade and refurbishment of the three high voltage direct current (HVDC) converter stations on the power transmission link between Québec, Canada and New England, US for the leading Canadian and US utilities Hydro-Québec [...]

ABB to help enhance power quality in Mexico

Posted on 28 June 2016

  Static Var Compensator (SVC), solution to enhance grid stability and reliability improving power quality and boosting supply ABB has commissioned a turnkey Static Var Compensator (SVC) solution for a substation in Ciudad Del Carmen, in the southern Mexican state of Campeche, for Comisión Féderal de Electricidad (CFE), Mexico’s state-owned electric utility which serves over [...]

ABB connects power to the Indian grid from one of the world’s largest solar plants

Posted on 14 June 2016

  Five substations to link a new 648-megawatt solar project, which will account for about 10 percent of India’s solar power, to the national grid ABB has successfully commissioned five substations to integrate a 648-megawatt (MW) solar project at Kamuthi in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu to the national transmission grid. The project [...]

ABB to strengthen Indonesia’s power infrastructure and boost electricity supply

Posted on 06 June 2016

  Substation extensions for PLN to provide reliable power for Java, the world’s most populated island and support plans for an additional 35,000 megawatts of electricity by 2019 ABB will support the Indonesian state-owned utility Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) to strengthen reliability and enhance the efficiency of its Java-Bali transmission and distribution networks and meet [...]

ABB to deliver new drive system for Kruger Packaging’s PM 10 rebuild in Trois-Rivières, Quebec

Posted on 25 April 2016

  Engineered solution and services for paper machine conversion from newsprint to containerboard production will improve energy efficiency and equipment reliability ABB will deliver a complete engineered solution to Kruger Packaging for a paper machine rebuild project at Kruger’s Trois-Rivières Mill in Quebec, Canada. The project is part of Kruger’s $250-million investment to rebuild its [...]

ABB to provide equipment and services for the world’s largest floating facility

Posted on 29 March 2016

  ABB to secure reliability and availability of equipment on Shell’s 600,000 tons gas liquefaction facility ABB has won a five-year contract to deliver equipment and services for Shell’s Prelude FLNG, the world’s first floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility, the largest floating facility ever built. ABB’s equipment will minimize downtime and optimize the efficiency [...]