ABB substations to strengthen railway infrastructure in Switzerland
ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won orders worth around $30 million from the Swiss Federal Railways (SBB), the national Swiss rail operator, and from the private Matterhorn Gotthard Railway to help boost power and increase capacity on one of the world’s most comprehensive and reliable rail networks. The order was booked in the first quarter of 2015.
ABB and Stadler collaboration continues with $40 million orders
ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, received orders worth $40 million from Swiss train manufacturer Stadler Rail for train projects in Europe and the United States, extending the companies’ long partnership. The orders were booked in the last quarter of 2014.
ABB launches first railway system R&D center in China
ABB, the global leader in power and automation technologies, announced that it has recently inaugurated an R&D center for railway systems in Guangzhou. Setting up its first R&D center focusing on the Chinese rail transport market will bring ABB closer to the local market and allow ABB to more quickly respond to customers’ needs for innovative railway traction systems.
Baltimore light rail vehicles to utilise ABB traction technology
ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has obtained a contract from Alstom Transport to supply new “state of the art” traction converters associated with the modernised train control management system (TCMS) and new electrical control panels for the overhaul of Baltimore’s entire fleet of fifty-three (53) light rail vehicles; they are operated by the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA).
ABB on track for rail electrification
ABB and UK Power Networks Services have joined forces in a consortium to deliver a turnkey project for the creation of 30 new traction power substations (25-0-25 kV) for Network Rail’s Great Western Electrification Programme.
ABB and consortium partner win $145 million order to upgrade UK rail network
ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, and its consortium partner UK Power Networks (UKPN) Services have been awarded a contract worth around $145 million by Network Rail to upgrade one of Britain’s oldest and busiest railways, providing better connections between major towns and cities across southern England and Wales.
ABB gets on track with first London Underground power project
ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has made a major breakthrough on the London Underground with the first project to feature its state-of-the-art Relion IEC61850 compliant protection and control IEDs (intelligent electronic devices).
ERS reduces energy consumption of DC rail transportation up to 30%
ENVILINE ERS is a wayside Energy Recuperation System that saves the surplus braking energy of a train by returning it back to the AC network, thus reducing the total energy consumption of DC rail transportation by 10 – 30 percent.
ABB has its eye on the Saint Michel corridor
The Swiss giant ABB hopes to put its technology to the test in the boulevard Saint Michel corridor, in Montreal, that the Marois government has chosen to launch its collective transport electrification policy.
ABB wins autotransformer order in Sweden
ABB has entered a frame agreement with Balfour Beatty Rails AB and the Swedish Transport Agency, Trafikverket, to deliver autotransformers between the years of 2013 and 2017.
ABB joins the awareness campaign for European Mobility Week
To support European Mobility Week (Sept. 16-22), ABB is running an awareness campaign about sustainable transport technologies by encouraging people to share stories and pictures of their journeys on public transport.
ABB to supply an innovative rail traction solution
ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has obtained a contract from Brookville Equipment to supply a complete traction solution for installation on new streetcars that will be delivered to the City of Dallas, Texas.