EU clears ABB buyout of electrical product supplier

It judged the merging of the electrical product suppliers would raise no competition concerns in the relevant markets

Cardiff charges ahead with first electric bus trial

It will run along Route Six, taking passengers from the civic centre via the city centre and on to Cardiff Bay

ABB deploys back-up batteries and microgrid down under

The system is supporting a gas-fired power plant supplying mining operations

ABB cuts greenhouse gases with green grid tech

ABB has launched an eco-efficient switchgear product in China. The technology firm claims its ZX2 AirPlus is a more sustainable version of the combination of disconnect switches, fuses or circuit breakers commonly used to control, protect and isolate electrical equipment on a power grid. It says its medium-voltage gas-insulated switchgear will help China as the […]

ABB wins $130m Hinkley Point nuclear order

ABB has won an order worth $130 million (£98.7m) to build the power transmission infrastructure for the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station in the UK. Its team will be responsible for the design, supply and installation of the infrastructure, including two substations for two separate units that will feed 3.2GW of power produced by […]

Anglian Water saves £2k a year on borehole pump power costs

Anglian Water is saving around £2,000 a year on a borehole pump’s electricity costs following an energy assessment. The £7,000 project, which is expected to pay for itself within three and a half years, saw the installation of an ABB variable speed drive (VSD) on a submersible pump motor. The borehole is one of two operated by […]

ABB to supply battery storage for UK wind farm

ABB has won an order to provide battery storage technology for an offshore wind farm in the UK. It will deliver a 2MW battery storage system to support the integration and transmission of power from the Burbo Bank wind farm near Liverpool. DONG Energy’s 90MW facility has been in operation since 2007 and is capable […]

Norway awards £900k for subsea tech research

Norway has awarded a NOK10 million (£900,000) grant for subsea technology research. The Research Council of Norway has provided technology firm ABB funding to develop equipment for use on the Norwegian continental shelf and the Barents Sea. It is the third grant of its kind awarded to ABB – previous funding rounds, both in 2016, totalled NOK20 million (£1.8m). ABB is currently engaged […]

Tech firms partner to optimise smart grids

A new partnership between technology firms aims to optimise the performance of smart grids. The strategic collaboration between ABB and IBM aims to use Internet of Things technology to predict supply patterns in electricity generation and demand from historical and weather data. The companies hope this will help utilities optimise the operation and maintenance of […]

ABB wins £230m order for UK-France power link

ABB has won an order worth £230 to connect the electricity networks of France and the UK. It was awarded by the two nations’ network operators, National Grid and Réseau de Transport d’Electricité (RTE). Work has started on the 1GW interconnector, which will run from Chilling, Hampshire, on the southern coast of England to Tourbe […]