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ABB powers Robben Island for 9 months of the year

  • Company’s solar microgrid can produce about 1 million kWh annually, to cut island’s diesel usage by 250,000 litres a year

Mention Robben Island and it immediately conjures up images of Nelson Mandela’s – and other high-profile political prisoners – 18-year incarceration in a tiny cell on the island’s maximum security prison.

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ABB opens new office in Namibia

ABB entrenches its commitment in Southern Africa by opening a new 2 200 m² facility in Windhoek, Namibia, which increases the company’s capacity to supply, maintain and service products to the local market and neighbouring countries such as Zambia and Angola.

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Innovation makes microgrid control smarter

In what the company refers to as a world first, power and automation technology group ABB is making it possible for microgrids to be protected, controlled and managed using smart circuit breakers. A software-based innovation for the company’s Emax 2 smart circuit breaker makes microgrid architectures simpler and more cost-effective than ever before.

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Sasol selects ABB’s flexible mobile E-House solution

ABB has designed and produced a solution that minimises production downtime and increases maintenance efficiency.

ABB, the global leader in power and automation, has supported Sasol to minimize process downtime for routine maintenance with a range of medium-voltage solutions.  Sasol, the international chemical and energy company, has implemented an innovative and flexible ABB solution utilising the power of UniGear Digital switchgear, Relion® protection relays and sensor technology installed in a lightweight E-House, mounted on a mobile truck trailer.

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