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ABB to Modernize Italian Lakes Ferry with Hybrid Conversion Project

The conversion of San Cristoforo, a 386-tonne passenger and car ferry sailing in Lake Maggiore in Italy, will see an installation of a complete power and propulsion system that will enable the vessel’s operation in hybrid and zero-emission modes. The turnkey modernization utilizes ABB’s solutions including batteries and energy storage control system. The ferry, owned […]

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ABB Unveils Its First CO2 Neutral Factory In The World

ABB has unveiled its first CO2-neutral and energy self-sufficient factory in the world. The facility in Germany will run on a solar photovoltaic system backed by a battery storage system, and any surplus power will be fed back into the grid. It also has EV charging points for staff and visitors.ABB’s first carbon neutral factory […]

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ABB Backed Start-Up’s $6,600 Robot Designed To Replace Tasks Not Jobs

Tucked away in a small converted warehouse in London is the office of Automata, a British start-up working on a machine it thinks might shake up the industrial robotics space. Automata makes a tabletop robot arm called Eva. With a £4,990 ($6,600) price tag, the machine is designed to be a more compact and affordable […]

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New ABB Software Offers Unified View For Efficient Microgrid Management

ABB recently announced the global launch of its new ABB Ability e-mesh solution. This innovative software solution provides power grid operators an integrated single and unified view of their distributed energy resources (DERs) such as microgrids, battery energy storage systems (BESS), and renewable power generation. The widespread adoption of renewable energy is driven by global […]

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ABB To Supply Drive&Energy Storage Technologies For New Electric Ferry

Global electrical product and solution and provider ABB has been selected to supply the drive and energy storage technologies that will underpin Iceland’s first electrified ferry. The 70-meter long vessel will be powered by a mind-boggling 3,000kWh battery pack with a diesel generator that will serve only to supply backup power. The point-to-point ferry will […]

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ABB Will Power LG Chem’s Largest Car Battery Plant in Europe

South Korea’s LG Chem is set to open what will become Europe’s largest lithium-ion battery factory in Poland. The region’s auto industry has been anticipating the increased mass production of electric cars since 2017. ABB will be providing the substation. ABB recently collaborated on a project, Northvolt, to build a similar facility in Sweden, which […]

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ABB Planning More Deals to Expand in Robotics

ABB Ltd. will plow ahead with more acquisitions to expand in robotics and industrial automation even as the Swiss engineering giant carries out the sale of its power-grids unit to Hitachi Ltd., Chief Executive Officer Ulrich Spiesshofer said in an interview with Neue Zuercher Zeitung. “We bought six companies in the last two years in […]

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ABB Microgrid To Support Portuguese Island’s Energy Transition

ABB is supplying an ABB Ability enabled microgrid and energy storage system to Empresa de Electricidade da Madeira (EEM), a Madeira-based utility to harness solar and wind energy. The modular ABB Ability PowerStore microgrid solution and Microgrid Plus automation system will enable EEM to significantly increase the island’s adoption of solar and wind power and […]

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ABB Enables Groundbreaking Trial of Remotely Operated Ferry

Ice-class passenger ferry Suomenlinna II was remotely piloted through test area near Helsinki harbor, proving that human oversight of vessels from anywhere is achievable with today’s technologies With this historic trial in the Finnish capital’s port last week, ABB and Helsinki City Transport took the next step in autonomous shipping. In the remote trial, the […]

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Robots Will Now Be Built By Robots

Swiss tech company ABB is putting up $150 million for the construction of the world’s most advanced robotics factory in Shanghai, China that will combine cutting-edge AI and digital technologies. We are approaching a point in our technological evolution in which the influence and presence of robotics are becoming undeniable. Most recently, some examples of […]

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ABB Opens New Singapore Innovation Centre To Help Customers Digitalise

An innovation centre opened by engineering giant ABB on Thursday (Oct 11) will let customers get up close and personal with a range of new technology – including those that can improve life on the factory floor. One idea is having staff wear smart glasses, which allows ABB experts miles away to see on their […]

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ABB Is Building The Distributed Grid Of The Future

ABB is known as one of the global leaders in electrical infrastructure. Rob Massoudi is steering the ABB ship when it comes to leading the digital revolution and about the transition that’s currently underway in grids around the world and pulled back the curtain on what the future grid might look like. The world of […]

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ABB In Multi-Million Philippines Geothermal Deal

ABB has won a multi-million-dollar retrofit deal to upgrade six geothermal units at two power plants in the Philippines. The contract with Energy Development Corporation (EDC), one of the world’s largest vertically-integrated geothermal firms – and the geothermal producer in the Philippines – was announced today at POWER-GEN Asia in Jakarta. ABB will also deliver […]

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ABB Unveils Connected Solutions For Smarter Homes

At IFA 2018, a trade fair for consumer and home electronics, ABB showcases its latest innovations and bespoke solutions with focus on digitalisation, safety and security and interoperability within the smart home sector. From August 31 to September 5, in Berlin, Germany, intelligent and connected devices for residential homes, artificial intelligence and the latest consumer […]

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ABB Offers 3D VR Tool For Substations And Grid Infrastructure

ABB is taking the digitalization of power-grid design technology to the next level with its innovative new 3D virtual reality (VR) design and planning tool. The ABB Ability-enabled tool represents an industry-wide step change in design and planning technology and will optimize the process of building power infrastructure like substations, making them safer, more efficient, […]

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ABB India Plans To Add New Facilities For EV Chargers

ABB India Ltd, the diversified energy products and solution and industrial automation major, is upbeat on India and has identified new area for focus over the next few quarters. The company, which is part of the European major, is looking at emerging opportunities to work on electric vehicle charging ecosystem, robotics related to automation in […]

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ABB Among Top 10 Companies In -Change the World- list

ABB has been named #8 in Fortune magazine’s “Change the World” rankings for the company’s efforts to speed up adoption of clean-energy electric transportation. The list, Fortune said, honors companies that “have had a positive social impact through activities that are part of their core business strategy.” In naming ABB to the top 10 in […]

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ABB Adds 70 Jobs In TN Expansion

An East Tennessee manufacturing plant — with a tie to Memphis — is expanding. The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development announced that ABB is expanding its Athens, Tennessee, manufacturing facility by 60,000 square feet. The expansion of the facility will add about 70 jobs in McMinn County, with an expected completion date by […]

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ABB Wins Order To Grid-Connect World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm

Key technologies and ABB AbilityTM solutions will integrate wind energy from Hornsea Project Two to the UK grid, powering more than 1.3 million homes. ABB has won orders worth over $150 million from Danish energy company, Ørsted (previously Dong Energy), to supply a range of technologies that will help integrate and transmit renewable wind energy […]

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Zero-Emission Fuel Cell Power Plant From ABB and Ballard Power Systems

ABB, the pioneering technology leader, and Ballard Power Systems, the leading global provider of innovative clean energy fuel cell solutions, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on developing the next-generation fuel cell power system for sustainable marine e-mobility. The fuel cell power system, to be jointly designed, developed and validated by ABB and Ballard […]

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ABB Fast E-vehicle Chargers Put Iceland On Road To Energy Sustainability

Iceland is implementing an ambitious plan to increase the adoption of renewable energy, with incentives to promote electric vehicles. The impetus for Iceland’s sustainability push came from the realization that the island nation was overly dependent on foreign oil sources. Today, 80 percent of Iceland’s energy comes from non-fossil resources, led by hydropower and geothermal […]

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ABB To Energize Autonomous Electric Bus Project

ABB is again underlining its leading role in sustainable global transport solutions with a new project together with Volvo Buses, this time for Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore: ABB will provide its state-of-the-art Heavy Vehicle Chargers (HVC) 300P for the forthcoming project to deliver two autonomous driving electric buses for the island by the […]

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ABB and Formula-E Partner For The Future of E-Mobility

ABB and Formula E are teaming up in a ground-breaking partnership to champion e-mobility for a sustainable future. Since its first race in Beijing in September 2014, Formula E has established itself as the number one all-electric international motor sport. In the next level of development, global pioneering technology leader ABB is bringing its name […]

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