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    ABB has been awarded a USD$150 million contract in February 2024 to supply complete traction packages, as well as engineering and service support for each of the 65 six-car passenger trains to be delivered by the Queensland Train Manufacturing Program (QTMP) in Australia. As part of the contract, which was awarded by Hyundai Rotem Company (Korea), ABB will also establish a Traction Center of

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    The collaboration between Hitachi Construction Machinery and ABB’s Traction division to create a fully electric dump truck for heavy duty mining operations has reached a key stage with the completion of the first prototype. This prototype, which has already undergone initial in-factory testing, was shipped on January 20, 2024, to the Kansanshi copper-gold mine in Zambia where the demonstration and

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    ABB secured a large order to deliver the complete traction chain to upgrade 19 of the 5100-kilowatt (kW) locomotives operated by CFR Călători, Romania’s state-owned railway passenger transport company. ABB will supply the traction equipment, comprising transformers, converters and electric motors, in partnership with Reloc, a local contractor specialized in the overhauling and modernization of

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    ABB traction battery technology has enabled 44 Adelaide Metro train sets to be converted to diesel-hybrid operation, with a further 6 sets to be converted in the coming months. The solution has reduced noise and emissions to improve the travel experience for the nearly 16 million commuters a year who use the service.

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    ABB announced today it has opened a new, manufacturing, distribution, and repair center in Mechanicsville, Virginia, to support its Motion Traction business. ABB’s Motion Traction division offers a comprehensive range of high-performance products for use in passenger railway cars and e-mobility commercial vehicles. From individual components to highly integrated traction systems, the product

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    • ABB traction converters powering new rack and pinion trains up the world’s steepest cogwheel railway • Latest ABB technology with a compact, lightweight and reliable solution that uses 30 percent less energy Pilatus Bahnen, operator of the world’s steepest cogwheel railway with a gradiant of up to 48 percent, has put a new, more energy-efficiency fleet of eight railcars and one freight car into

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    Earlier this year, ABB was awarded an order by global carbon reduction company, First Mode to supply energy storage systems (ESS) for a fleet of zero-emission mining haulage trucks. The project will demonstrate ABB’s capability to help companies electrify transportation to eliminate the use of diesel fuel in even the most challenging of operations. First Mode’s order for 80 ABB BORDLINE® ESS based

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    ABB has a track record of providing innovative and energy-efficient technologies to the rail sector, manufacturing and servicing all components and subsystems in all networks for rail infrastructure and rolling stock.

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    ABB has been awarded from Stadler Valencia orders worth $170 million to power more than 300 new trains and locomotives with highly energy-efficient traction technologies. They will be used in different European railway networks to modernize and reinforce train transportation in countries such as Spain, Portugal, UK, Germany or Austria, as well as in some European railway corridors. The majority of

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    The Department for Infrastructure and Transport (DIT) works as part of the Government of South Australia to support their community by delivering effective planning policy, efficient transport, and valuable social and economic infrastructure.  DIT had been seeking a solution to improve passenger experience on their Adelaide Metro trains on which 15.6 million passengers travel annually. For their

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    Given the urgent need to limit the impact of climate change, ABB is helping businesses accelerate decarbonization by delivering complete electrical powertrain solutions for a range of industrial vehicles, transportation and marine vessels. While most vehicles and vessels are still diesel-powered, electrification solutions comprising motors, inverters, controllers, and energy storage systems have

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    ABB has won orders worth around $80 million from Stadler for energy-efficient traction and high-performance battery technologies for high-capacity commuter trains. Many of these trains will strengthen the short-distance transportation network in Spain serving more than one million commuters every day in some of Spain’s largest cities such as Madrid and Barcelona. The orders also include traction

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    ABB has won a large order from German railway company Deutsche Bahn for the upgrade of its first flagship InterCity Express (ICE 1) high-speed train series. The contract is part of a refurbishment program and includes the upgrade of 76 high-speed locomotives to ABB’s highly energy efficient IGBT (Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistors) traction converters. Replacing existing power electronics from the

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    Public transport operator RVBW (Regionale Verkehrsbetriebe Baden-Wettingen) switched its fleet of four buses on line 5 to battery electric operation. Solutions from ABB are part of this important step towards the electrification of the entire RVBW bus fleet, including charging infrastructure, drivetrain and onboard energy storage solutions. The e-buses are manufactured by HESS from Switzerland.

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    ABB has won orders worth over $180 million from Swiss train manufacturer Stadler to supply leading-edge equipment for more than 160 trains and locomotives in Europe and North America. ABB battery and traction systems will further drive decarbonization and support the transition to more sustainable electromobility.

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