ABB Branch Sevlievo was established in 1962 and it has become part of the ABB Group in 1996 with the production area of 14,600 sqm. The city Sevlievo is located in the north-central part of Bulgaria. The nearest airport is 175 km away in Sofia and the 2nd biggest railway hub is 9 km away close to Veliko Tarnovo.
ABB’s High Voltage Products factory in Sevlievo, Bulgaria is implementing an investment program with the objective to establish a feeder factory (FF) for product groups GIS, GCB, and B&M. Further, it targets to expand its product assembly activities for Metal Enclosed Capacitor Banks (MECB) and High Voltage (HV) disconnectors.
The FF activities will include component purchasing, assembly and testing of modules and sub-assemblies. The FF set up is established in Bulgaria to supply to PPHV European sites and is executed in line with the E4E strategy. Additionally, the factory in Bulgaria is enlarging its activities as assembly unit for MECBs and HV disconnectors, targeting to expand ABBs market presence in Europe for these products.
Main features of ABB GIS, like extremely low space requirements and high reliability, offer smart and economic solutions for complex switchgear applications, e.g. in densely populated areas, for aesthetic town planning or under severe environmental impact.
The MECB combines primary components and secondary control and protection within a compact modular enclosure. The equipment is suitable for both electrical distribution utilities and large industrial power users, including mining, paper, chemical, petrochemical, wind farms, plastic and heavy industry. It allows customers to reduce electricity charges and energy losses, increase network capacity and reduce voltage drop as well as the effect of starting large machines.