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ABB Automation Technologies
Howard Road
Eaton Socon
St Neots
PE19 8EU
UK
[t] +44 1480 475 321
[f] +44 1480 218 361
ABB is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs around 105,000 people.
ABB has streamlined its divisional structure to focus on two core businesses: Power Technologies and Automation Technologies. The Oil, Gas and Petrochemicals division is slated for divestment.

ABB Power Technologies serves electric, gas and water utilities as well as industrial and commercial customers, with a broad range of products, systems and services for power transmission, distribution and automation.

ABB Automation Technologies blends a robust product and service portfolio with end-user expertise and global presence to deliver solutions for control, motion, protection, and plant integration across the full range of process and utility industries.

In addition to ABB's automation activities directed at the oil and gas industries, ABB Lummus Global continues to design and supply production facilities, refineries and petrochemical plants.

ABB's former Upstream business, divested in July 2004, is now part of Vetco International (www.vetco.com).
BP oil company to select ABB
25 March, 2007
BP is the second major oil company to select ABB
ABB helps give The Wall Street Journal a new look
24 March, 2007
An ABB automation solution for 17 printing plants will enable the U.S. edition of The Wall Street Journal to appear in a new, slimmer format that will save publishers Dow Jones millions of dollars in annual production costs and secure print quality.
The world
23 March, 2007
The SM500F, the world
Australian utilities select ABB switchgear
22 March, 2007
Australia
ABB analyzer systems keep power plants running
21 March, 2007
According to the U.S. Electric Power Research Institute, half of the forced outages in power plants are caused by contaminated water corroding the boiler. ABB has the answer to this problem.
ABB UniGear, the toughest switchgear in the world
20 March, 2007
UniGear is the world
Ensuring power in storm season
19 March, 2007
ABB will protect the island of Barbados from hurricane blackouts with underground transmission cables. Barbados lies in a hurricane belt in the Caribbean, where underground power cables by ABB will soon provide a hurricane-safe transmission grid, more space for future road work, and reliable, maintenance-free transmission for more than 40 years.
ABB drives bring water to China
18 March, 2007
ABB drive packages will power the heart of a key pumping station in the middle route of China
ABB launches newest paint robot in Berlin
17 March, 2007
A few days after the World Cup final ended, another band of world class players entered Berlin to take part in the fifth International Strategy Conference on Car Body Painting.
ABB drives raising the roof in Phoenix
16 March, 2007
ABB variable speed drives are controlling the retractable roof at a new first-of-its-kind stadium in the United States.
ABB automation event marks new success in Brazil
15 March, 2007
ABB held its first major conference in Brazil focusing on plant and factory automation, giving customers in the country a chance to take a closer look at solutions to increase productivity and save energy.
ABB unveils new products for oil and gas industry
14 March, 2007
ABB is the world
New wastewater technology needs ABB reliability
13 March, 2007
An ABB drives and motor control solution ensures round-the-clock reliability for pioneering wastewater processing technology in the United Kingdom.
ABB is key partner in major North Sea oil and gas projects
12 March, 2007
ABB is a key supplier to some of the world's biggest and most technologically advanced oil and gas projects which were in the spotlight at this year's Offshore Northern Seas conference and exhibition.
ABB substation one of the best in Asia
11 March, 2007
ABB has successfully delivered a state-of-the-art substation to secure power reliability in the central business district of Makati City, the financial capital of the Philippines.
ABB innovation promises cheaper, more reliable switchgear communication
10 March, 2007
Curiosity is what drives many visitors to the display of ABB's innovation for switchgear communications at this week's power technologies show in Paris. The waveguide, as it is known, may just look like a silvery metal tube but the simplicity is the key to its advantages.
ABB breaks new ground in substation automation
09 March, 2007
Like the fuses in your home, substation automation devices are small but play a crucial role in protecting the whole electricity network and guaranteeing a reliable supply. At the Cigr
ABB cable factory working overtime
08 March, 2007
ABB's cable factory in Sweden is reaping the benefits of demand for the company's power transmission technologies that strengthen grid reliability and use energy more efficiently.
ABB systems help harness the fires down below
07 March, 2007
The Philippines and Indonesia are two of the largest producers of geothermal energy in the world. Both countries have selected ABB distributed control systems to ensure that new geothermal power plants operate efficiently and economically.
Heinz raises energy efficiency with ABB drives
06 March, 2007
A new energy centre for a Heinz factory will be 14 percent more efficient thanks to help from ABB drives. The energy centre has four boilers and replaces the existing boiler plant, which is now at the end of its operational life. Each boiler has two gas-fired burners supplied by Hamworthy Combustion, fitted with fans to push air into the flame.
A helping hand for the deaf and blind
05 March, 2007
ABB technology has helped Italian students develop a unique, hand-shaped keyboard that lets deaf and blind people send electronic messages that can be read on a computer display. Within a year, the keyboard will be equipped to accept and display return messages as well.
ABB lights up Bangkok
04 March, 2007
Asia
ABB equips the drilling vessel boom
04 March, 2007
Demand for drilling vessels is booming world-wide as oil companies search for new fields in ever-deeper waters. Of 24 new rigs and drill ships ordered in the past year, more than half will be equipped with ABB electrical, thruster and drives systems.
Breathtaking technology tames the ulcer
03 March, 2007
A simple breath test using ABB analyzer technology can flag a potentially destructive but readily treatable stomach irritant before it turns into an ulcer, or worse.
ABB supports growing wind power market in China
03 March, 2007
China invests more money in renewable energy than any other country, and a significant amount is being spent to develop wind power. If present trends continue, China could become the world
ABB motors protect Singapore from flooding
02 March, 2007
The Singapore government is constructing a 350-meter tidal barrier to create a giant freshwater reservoir in the heart of downtown Singapore. Powerful, energy-efficient ABB motors will help keep the water level stable and protect the city from flooding.
ABB engineering protects power plant from solar storms
02 March, 2007
ABB has delivered a giant three-limbed transformer for a nuclear power plant in Sweden that is frequently subject to blackout-inducing solar flares.
Robots with patients
01 March, 2007
ABB robots will soon help stroke patients overcome paralysis by standing in for busy physiotherapists. Stroke often results in permanent paralysis to one side of the body with 80 percent of survivors facing significant impairment and one in three requiring daily assistance.
ABB technology to boost Italian transmission grid
01 March, 2007
Italy has one of the biggest power deficits in the world but faces strong public opposition to the building of new power plants. What to do? ABB is helping Terna, the transmission grid operator, to bridge the capacity gap with a sophisticated and sustainable solution.
Powering Dubai
28 February, 2007
A $32-million, state-of-the-art ABB switching station is providing high-quality power for Palm Jumeirah, the first of three luxury man-made islands off the coast of Dubai which have been described as the
Burj Dubai, The sky is no limit
28 February, 2007
Imagine a building that is twice as high as the Empire State building and you will have a measure of the Burj Dubai tower, a glass and steel skyscraper in the United Arab Emirates that will soon be the world
ABB integrates Codelco mine automation systems
27 February, 2007
Codelco, the world
ABB opens era of power superhighways
27 February, 2007
ABB has officially opened the world's first installation for testing the technology of energy-efficient power superhighways. The testing facility in Ludvika, Sweden will allow long-term testing of direct current rated at 800 kilovolts, marking another first for ABB, which pioneered high-voltage direct current systems more than 50 years ago. The last voltage increase in HVDC systems occurred 20 years ago when ABB built a transmission line rated at 600 kV for Brazil's Itaipu hydroelectric power plant, a world record.
ABB
26 February, 2007
BP is the second major oil company to select ABB
ABB quick-start robotics package fills global need
26 February, 2007
ABB
Oil production jumps with ABB monitoring technology
02 July, 2006
ABB Norway has acquired unique monitoring technology that lets oil companies calculate wear and tear on production equipment caused by sand in the oil, which can increase the value of production in a single field by hundreds of millions of dollars annually.
High-tech upgrade for cement plant in Saudi Arabia
02 July, 2006
Asset optimization, open technology and a single platform capable of meeting future expansion programs, these were EPCC's requirements for the new plant control system at its cement facility in Saudi Arabia. Rapid installation with minimal plant downtime was crucial.
ABB deplores terrorist attack in Saudi Arabia
02 July, 2006
ABB today deplored the attack by terrorists in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia, on Saturday, in which five ABB Lummus employees were killed and two injured at a customer petrochemical production site.
ABB paint robots use 35 percent less paint
01 July, 2006
Malaysia-based automaker, Proton, installed 22 ABB paint robots equipped with ABB's Cartridge Bell System and recorded a 35 percent reduction in paint consumption at its new, state-of-the-art automotive plant near Kuala Lumpur.
Engines rev at Formula One race, with the help of ABB
01 July, 2006
Shanghai recently hosted the Formula One, and while sleek, high-performance racers battle for victory, at least one winner crossed the finish line before the race even began: ABB.
ABB drives help develop giant Norwegian gas field
01 July, 2006
ABB, said today it has received a $22 million order from GE Oil and Gas, Nuovo Pignone to provide electrical drive systems for an onshore gas processing plant that will support the Ormen Lange gas field in Norway.
Freedom of the Seas, powered and propelled by ABB
30 June, 2006
The world's largest cruise liner, Freedom of the Seas, sets off on her maiden transatlantic voyage on May 3, powered and propelled by ABB electrical and propulsion systems.
ABB technology helps boost Norway's gas exports
30 June, 2006
ABB, said today it has been awarded two orders totaling $28 million from energy company Norsk Hydro for automation technologies to support the giant Ormen Lange gas field off the coast of Norway.
How to save energy at a wastewater works
29 June, 2006
Severn Trent Water, the world's fourth largest privately owned water company, achieved a 65 percent energy saving with ABB drives at a U.K. wastewater treatment plant.
HVDC Light and automation upgrades give BP oil project a new lease on life
29 June, 2006
As part of the Valhall Re-development Project, ABB will provide front-end engineering design, with options for the engineering, procurement, construction and installation of the High Voltage Direct Current converters including the onshore station at Lista.
HVDC technology will connect power grids of Norway and The Netherlands Zurich, Switzerland
29 June, 2006
ABB, said today it has received the go-ahead to proceed with the NorNed project, a high-voltage direct current transmission link connecting the power grids of Norway and The Netherlands.
ABB helps Bangkok reduce water loss
28 June, 2006
An ABB leak management solution will help the Bangkok Metropolitan Waterworks Authority reduce annual water loss by 160 million cubic meters and save $4 million in treatment and energy costs.
ABB helps the traffic flow freely in Santiago de Chile
28 June, 2006
A comprehensive package of ABB integrated systems, automation, ventilation, lighting, signage and traffic management, has helped make the new Costanera Norte expressway in Chile the most advanced multilane expressway in the world
ABB boosts output at Holcim cement plant
28 June, 2006
ABB increased production at a Holcim cement plant in Italy by an exceptional 8 percent and improved key quality indicators by between 25 and 40 percent, enabling Holcim to recoup its investment in only four months.
ABB's integrated power solution for giant aluminum plant
27 June, 2006
ABB is supplying a complete integrated power solution, including process-critical rectifiers, unique rectifier control systems and award-winning current sensors, for the biggest aluminum potline ever built.
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