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ABB to showcase at GCC Power expo in Bahrain

MANAMA, November 9, 2014

ABB, a global power and automation technology group, will present some of its leading power technologies at the GCC Power 2014 Conference & Exhibition opening tomorrow (November 10) in Bahrain.

Running until November 12, the event is a key forum for the power sector to discuss advances in technology and the challenges facing utilities in the region.

In addition to presenting a number of technical papers and tutorial session at the GCC – CIGRE International Conference, ABB will exhibit products and solutions that highlight the company’s contribution to the efficiency, reliability, sustainability and intelligence of power networks.

ABB’s expertise in substations and substation automation will feature in the exhibition, including digital substation enabling products, fiber-optic and wireless communication technologies.

A focal point at the exhibition will be ABB’s substations with gas-insulated switchgear (GIS). The low maintenance GIS-based design reduces the substation’s footprint by up to 70 per cent compared to conventional air-insulated substations, enabling it to be installed indoors, in busy urban areas and in harsh environments, a statement said.

ABB will also present its new generation SVC Light technology. This new and compact, versatile design enables hybrid solutions and direct, transformer-less grid connection for system voltages up to 69 kV.

The direct link allows sizeable investment savings in terms of the transformer, civil works and spatial requirements. The latest generation SVC Light is based on a modular, multilevel converter topology to reach even higher transmission efficiency. The new design reduces losses and harmonic emissions while increasing the control performance, resulting in improved voltage control and flicker mitigation.

Also on display will be ABB’s IEC 61850-9-2 process bus technology. The SAM600 process bus IO system makes substations safer and easier to upgrade, operate and maintain. It brings the advantages of the digital substation to new and existing installations, supporting both conventional and nonconventional instrument transformers.

Built for the harshest of environments, the SAM600 system fits alongside primary equipment, collecting information close to the source in the field, and converting it into IEC 61850-compatible digital format, the statement said.

ABB’s technologies for communication networks will also feature in the exhibition. FOX615, ABB’s powerful hybrid and utility hardened platform for fiber-optic communications, bridges the gap between circuit- and packet-switched technologies by supporting both technologies in a single device. The multi-service platform provides utility-specific interfaces to meet the demanding requirements of the substation environment, according to the statement.

ABB’s Tropos outdoor wireless routers provide broadband IP mesh networks with ubiquitous coverage over large areas. They offer a far-reaching and cost-effective way of connecting physically disparate equipment and mobile devices, the statement said. – TradeArabia News Service




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