Business highlights

ABB stands for “Power and productivity for a better world.” Here, we highlight some of our technologies and achievements that are contributing to the success of our customers, the development of society, and the minimization of environmental impact.

World’s most powerful submersible power transmission cable system

ABB’s 525-kilovolt extruded HVDC cable system doubles power flow and extends range, enabling greater integration of distant renewables and interconnections.

“YuMi” heralds new era of human-robot collaboration

A new, dual-armed industrial robot from ABB is designed to work alongside humans for small parts assembly, using innovative force-sensing technology to ensure safety.

Sweden’s next generation of high-speed trains

In a $200-million contract with national railway operator SJ Rail, ABB will provide power conversion and control systems for a retrofit of all 36 of the operator’s SJ 2000 trainsets.

Scotland’s Caithness-Moray subsea power link

ABB was awarded an $800-million contract to build a major transmission link, strengthening the region’s grid and enabling the integration of new sources of renewable energy.

Partnering to develop new energy storage solutions

ABB has formed an alliance with BYD, the Chinese maker of rechargeable batteries, to collaborate on energy storage challenges, including charging stations for electric cars.

Controlling the home at the touch of a button

ABB’s free@home® system provides full control of all electrical systems, from blinds to lighting, heating, air-conditioning and door communication via a switch, smartphone or tablet.

Shell selects ABB as global supplier

Under a new five-year contract, ABB is serving as the oil and gas company’s global supplier of low-voltage switchgear, motor control centers and related services.

Cruise ships maintained under long-term agreement

Royal Caribbean signed a 15-year service agreement with ABB, covering the maintenance of ABB’s Azipod propulsion systems on six cruise ships, including the world’s largest.

Microgrid solution for Spanish island

ABB’s PowerStore system is employed on the Canary Island of La Gomera, where load fluctuations and variable supply from renewables have posed ongoing challenges.

Technology that safeguards the world’s cultural treasures

Russia’s Hermitage and the new Grand Egyptian Museum are using ABB systems to ensure a proper environment for some of the world’s most famous works of art.

Automating the world’s largest iron ore mine

Brazil’s Vale has hired ABB to install an extensive power system and conveyor-belt motors at the Carajás Mine to implement truck-free transportation of ore at the site.

An environmentally friendly switchgear insulation gas

A new gas mixture developed by ABB can replace sulfur hexafluoride in high-voltage switchgear, significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Hitachi partnership to develop HVDC solutions in Japan

With Japan strengthening its energy grid and increasing its use of renewables, ABB and Hitachi have formed a joint venture to provide HVDC solutions.

Working with Volvo to build better electric buses

ABB and Volvo, the world’s leading bus manufacturer, have entered a global partnership to develop standardized fast-charging systems for electric and hybrid buses.

Building the Maritime Link in Canada

In a $400-million order, ABB is building an HVDC link across the Cabot Strait, connecting Newfoundland and its supply of renewable energy to the mainland grid for the first time.