The authorities of the Kaliningrad region have agreed to cooperate in the introduction of advanced technologies in the field of increasing labor productivity and the efficient use of natural resources with ABB (Switzerland). The agreement was signed on Thursday at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) by Anton Alikhanov, the Governor and Irina Kozlova, the President of ABB in Russia, the press service of the regional government reported.
ABB, a Swiss company specializing in industrial automation and energy solutions, has opened its first Russia-based engineering center in Kaliningrad.
JSC Russian Grids, ABB Ltd. and ABB Power and Automation Systems LLC signed an agreement of intent of cooperation at the Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum in the spheres of production localization and implementation of communication systems, automated systems for control and monitoring of electric equipment in substations.
The parties agreed on joint testing of the equipment. In particular, the technical specialists of ABB will perform the maintenance of communication systems, automated control systems in substations, and advise the Russian Grids’ employees on the issues concerning the operation of new devices. Besides, a road map will be made for the placement and evaluation of the equipment.
A robotics centre of the world's largest supplier of power equipment and automation technologies - ABB - was opened in the Moskva technopolis.
According to Tony Julien, Swiss Ambassador to Russia, ABB’s activity demonstrates the excellent relations between Switzerland and Russia. The Embassy hopes that ABB’s example will encourage other Swiss companies to enter the Russian market.
Russian Ministry of Economic Development has approved the project of Swiss company ABB for construction of a second plant in the Lipetsk special economic zone.
It is planned to commission the new production facility in 2018, construction will begin in 2016. It will have an area of about eight thousand square meters and a capacity of up to seven thousand products per year. The plant will produce medium-voltage switchgear and related components.
ABB has informed the leaders of the Lipetsk Special Economic Zone (hereinafter Lipetsk SEZ) that is plans to build a second plant in the SEZ.
In June 2015, ABB opened its first enterprise in the Lipetsk SEZ, where is currently manufactures components for low-voltage switchboards.
ABB plans to build eight plants in the Lipetsk SEZ to manufacture electrical distribution and control equipment by 2019 with total investment of at least RUB 700 million in this project.
On 15 July 2015, a new ABB production site for assembly and testing of cam and automatic switches was opened . The workshop covers an area of 200 sq.m. and combines assembly of the devices with a service sector, where after-sales services and repairs are carried out.
This site is the company’s seventh production site in Russia and is located on the territory of the ABB warehouse complex in the Moscow Region.
Pilot assembly started up in February 2012, producing switches for instrumentation circuits with individual characteristics. The increase in the range and number of products necessitated construction of a new production site and installation of new, more powerful equipment.
In 2015, switch assembly was supplemented by adaptation of automated power switches to the requirements of Russian consumers and regions, which also increases the opportunities for selecting devices without extending the delivery times and raising the costs.
All the output is subjected to 100% outgoing inspection and meets the Russian and European quality standards, as is confirmed by EAC compliance certificates.
The production is overseen by a team of specialists that were trained in European plants and undergo certification on an annual basis.
“We always consider the priority needs of our clients and may now guarantee rapid order fulfilment for both serial output and separate orders with individual technical characteristics. At the same time, warehousing and transport logistics costs are coming down”, comments Alexander Prudnikov, head of the Low-voltage Equipment unit of ABB in Russia, Belarus and Central Asia.
A new facility run by ABB, a leading manufacturer of power equipment and solutions for the electricity industry and automation, has opened in the Lipetsk special economic zone.
This is ABB’s first Russia-based company built “from scratch.” Investment in the construction amounted to more than RUB 600 m. The plant will occupy a site of 7,000 square metres, which can further be expanded. Its full annual capacity is 200,000 units. The company currently employs 37 specialists; staff may be expanded to 50 professionals by the end of the year.
The company manufactures electricity cabinets and components for low-voltage switchgear. Three more construction phases are likely to follow for the factory to manufacture transformers, motors and medium-voltage cells. Production localisation is estimated at 80%. NLMK is expected to become one of the suppliers to the factory — its steel is a suitable material for frames of ABB electricity cabinets.
The main consumers of ABB products are the company’s partners in Russia and, in the long run, in Belarus and Central Asia, Bulgaria, Poland and elsewhere.
Head of Rosseti (JSC “Russian Grids”) Oleg Budargin met with ABB Region Power Products Division Head in Europe Matteo Marini (ABB group) and ABB Russia President Anatoliy Popov.
The parties discussed areas of future joint work for the purposes of realizing Cooperation Agreement concerning development, production and implementation of innovative electrical equipment and systems for power grids signed by Oleg Budargin and Anatoliy Popov at the Electrotechnical Forum “RuGrids-Electro” in October 2014.
During the meeting the parties held talks on long-term cooperation including localization in the Russian Federation of electrical equipment and systems for power grids production and their supply to power facilities of the Rosseti’s subsidiaries.
Summarizing the meeting results both Rosseti and ABB expressed the willingness to continue and develop the cooperation.
In particular, Matteo Marini noted: “I would like to emphasize that ABB company is absolutely pleased by organizing our partnership with Rosseti. Equipment for power transmission and distribution is our profile. We would like “ABB” to be regarded in Russia as a local company, and we are doing our best developing widely our manufacture”.
Matteo Marini highlighted that “ABB” is ready to expand investment in Russia despite any external circumstances. Rosseti is a partner which understands us. We are ready to regard any ways of cooperation including offering solutions for Smart Grid developing in Russia”, said Marini.
Whereas, Oleg Budargin stated that “today it is important to fix and continue to develop those joint results reached during the past years”. “We appreciate “ABB” as a reliable partner in the sphere of upgrading grid infrastructure. In addition, it needs to think of realizing integrated projects in federal subjects of Russia,” said Rosseti Head.
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