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ABB Wins Solar Power Orders Worth $225 Million to Boost South Africa's Renewable Program

Large-scale photovoltaic plants to generate enough clean energy to power around 36,000 homes and displace around 130,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions a year Zurich, Switzerland - ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won orders worth around $225 million to supply two turnkey photovoltaic (PV) power plants that will be built in the northern province of Limpopo in South...

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Cemig and S&C Electric Company Improve Grid Reliability

Smart Grid Technology Helps Improve Power Reliability in Minas Gerais SAO PAULO - S&C Electric Company, a global smart grid leader shaping the future of reliable electric delivery, today announces the company was awarded a $38.5-million USD (R$78 million) contract to replace underground distribution switchgear at Cemig Distribuição SA, the largest energy distribution company in Brazil....

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GE Helps Make Chile's Biggest Industrial Solar Photovoltaic Power Plant Possible, with State-of-the-Art Inverter Technology

-· GE Inverter Technology is Key to Plant Output, Efficiency and Scalability -· Pioneering Solar Plant Will Supply Clean Energy to Region's Heavy Industry -· Aids in Chile's Efforts to Diversify Energy Sources NORTHERN ATACAMA DESERT, CHILE - Chile's sun-drenched northern Atacama Desert is ideal for solar photovoltaic (PV) electric power production, and GE's (NYSE: GE) advanced power...

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Medium Voltage Padmount Switchgear suits outdoor installations.

Medium Voltage Padmount Switchgear suits outdoor installations.

Metal-enclosed switching product, VersaPad(TM), utilizes VersaRupter load break switch with arc-extinguishing system. Dead-front enclosure, where all energized components are enclosed within inner grounded steel compartment, provides electrical isolation as well as protection from contamination. Footprint facilitates replacement of existing field units without changing pad or cables or requiring...

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Switchgear incorporates 4,000 A circuit breaker.

Engineered to protect, control, and monitor low-voltage distribution systems, 30 in. wide Magnum DS incorporates Magnum Narrow 4,000 A circuit breaker, which uses Digitrip(TM) unit technology, featuring Zone Selective Interlocking(TM) and Arcflash Reduction Maintenance System(TM) technology. Circuit breaker supports Modbus and INCOM(TM) communications. Tested to ANSI C37.20.7.1 and IEC 60947-2...

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Arc-Resistant Switchgear features front accessible design.

Providing centralized control and protection for low-voltage power distribution equipment, Arc-Resistant Switchgear has front-accessible design that enables equipment to be installed against wall. Switchgear meets UL 1558 and ANSI C37.20.7 arc-resistant standards and is engineered to protect personnel from dangerous arcing faults by redirecting or channeling arc energy out top of gear....

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ABB Wins $100 Million Power Orders to Boost Production at Rio Tinto Mines in Australia

Substations to reinforce power distribution for expanded operations Zurich, Switzerland- ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won orders worth around $100 million from Rio Tinto for 17 distribution substations to support increased production at iron ore mines in Western Australia. The upgrades and installation of new power infrastructure will raise the voltage level of the...

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ABB Wins Substations Order With Hydro One in Canada

New power infrastructure to integrate conventional and distributed generation and help reinforce transmission grid Zurich, Switzerland - ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won a major order from Hydro One Networks Inc., the power transmission and distribution utility of the Canadian province of Ontario, to supply an indoor gas-insulated switchgear substation, an outdoor...

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Siemens Awarded Power Plant Order from Singapore

Siemens has received an order to supply the power block and other main components for the new combined-cycle power plant (CCPP) in Singapore. As part of the largest seawater desalination facility Tuaspring in Singapore, the plant will deliver around 411 megawatts (MW) of environmentally friendly electricity. Tuaspring is scheduled to go online in 2014. Purchaser is Hydrochem (S) Pte Ltd., a...

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ABB to Provide New Arc-Resistant Transformers for BC Hydro in Canada

ABB offers highest levels of safety with first-of-its-kind, arc-resistant, dry-type transformer technology for BC Hydro's British Columbia Hydro Bridge River project. Sacramento, CA - ABB, the leading power and automation technology company, is designing and building a new, first-of-its-kind transformer safety solution - the arc-resistant, medium voltage, dry-type transformer - for Vancouver,...

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