Key achievements of 2013
ABB stands for “Power and productivity for a better world.” Here, we highlight some of our technologies and achievements that are contributing to the economic success of our customers, the development of society, and the minimization of environmental impact.
ABB remains leader for DCS
ABB retained a leading global market position in Distributed Control Systems, a core automation technology, according to researcher and consultant ARC Advisory Group.
Smart substation enabled in China
ABB’s innovative high-voltage disconnecting circuit breakers are being installed in China for the first time as part of a "smart substation” demonstration project.
Education foundation expands
An ABB foundation which supports talented engineering students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds has expanded into Indonesia.
Providing access to power in India
In partnership with WWF India, ABB has set up a solar-powered, multi-purpose battery charging station which is providing electricity to a community in West Bengal.
Turbocharging makes a quantum leap
Changes to the A200-L’s compressor stage enable up to 30 percent additional volume flow, allowing customers to use smaller turbochargers and to save space and costs.
ABB among leading global innovators
ABB was named one of the world’s leading innovators by the MIT Technology Review, following several innovation milestones, including the recent hybrid HVDC breaker.
Best year for cruiser Azipod orders
Six contracts make 2013 the best-ever year for cruise-liner orders of Azipod propulsion equipment, and confirm the system as the preferred option for cruise ships.
Irish and Welsh grids connected
ABB connected the power grids of Ireland and Wales with an undersea HVDC transmission link that facilitates power trading and the integration of renewable energy.
New simplified AF contactor range
Delivers energy efficiency and logistics benefits, thanks to its simplified design, fewer product variants and reduced number of coils.
(1) Image: Courtesy of Photo Øyvind Hagen – Statoil
(2) Image: Courtesy of Fastned