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History

2018

ABB wins the first ever UAE Emiratization Award from His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai

2018

ABB and Formula E partner to write the future of e-mobility

2017

ABB inaugurates one of the region’s largest private solar rooftop in its AlQuoz facility in Dubai

2014

ABB wins the prestigious Zayed Future Energy Prize 2014 in recognition of its efforts to drive innovation, renewable energy and energy efficiency

2014

First solar flight around the world: ABB and Solar Impulse form technology alliance

2014

ABB Turbocharging Service Point opens at Drydocks World. ABB’s first-ever Middle Eastern Turbocharging Service Point is open in Dubai, UAE

2014

ABB signs MoU with Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) to develop a pilot solar power project at ABB’s premises with a grid-connected rooftop photovoltaic (PV) system of 277 kW installed capacity.

2013

ABB has been recognized for promoting eco- consciousness in the community and providing long-term energy efficient improvements in the Green Footprint category at the Oman Green Awards 2013

2013

AC to DC converters help to produce a combined total of nearly 1 million tons of aluminum at two smelters in Sohar, Oman and Qatarlum, Qatar.

2012

H.E. Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research in the UAE officially opened ABB’s first hub for learning, development and collaboration in the Middle East.

2012

ABB supplies dry type transformers to the Makkah Holy Mosque extension project in Saudi Arabia

2011

ABB and Oryx team up to bring the motors and generator service closer with a 15,000 sq m facility in Ras Laffan

2011

KNX technology turns Princess Noura University into Saudi’s first “green” campus.

2011

ABB delivered SCADA systems for the railway project at the King Saud University - is the largest university in Saudi Arabia

2011

Interconnects the Middle East with a new super power grid. This mega-sized pooling of electricity resources interconnects power grids of Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, UAE and Oman

2010

Delivered twelve 703 ton transformers to Kuwait - installed in three ABB substations which increased the country's transmission voltage from 300kV to 400kV.

2010

Distributed control system helps Aluminium Bahrain improve energy efficiency of six gas turbines - saving energy and reducing harmful emissions

2010

ABB wins its first contract in the Saudi Arabian railway sector

2010

Signed a three-year maintenance agreement for Vale's iron ore pellet plant and distribution centre in Oman.

2009

Provided engineering expertise, transformers and generator circuit breakers at the Abu Qir thermal power plant in Egypt

2009

Designed and supplied an integrated electrical system for the UAE's 400km Abu Dhabi Crude Oil Pipeline project which transports 1.5 million barrels of crude oil per day

2009

ABB's substation Control and Monitoring Systems and low-voltage products work together to deliver reliable power to the Dubai Metro

2008

ABB won the first ever Arabia Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Award

2008

Supported projects at the Saudi Arabian Mining Co ‘Ma'aden’ to provide capacities of 380 kilovolts and 115 kilovolts. This enables power to the $5.6 billion phosphate plant and $7 billion aluminium plant at Ras Az Zawr

2008

ABB introduces Swedish masters degree scholarship program for Saudi students.

2007

Powerful drives pump 833,000 cubic meters of cooling water an hour at Ras laffan in Qatar, which serves the largest natural gas field in the world

2004

Powers the ‘Eighth Wonder of the World", by supplying a substation and heavy-duty gas-insulated switchgear to deliver electricity to two man-made islands in Dubai

2003

Expanded the capacity of Dubai Aluminium Company (Dubal), the largest aluminum smelter in the Middle East by upgrading the rectifier, transformer and automation systems

2003

Won an order from National Electricity Power Company, for the turnkey supply of power transformers and reactors for the interconnection grid linking Egypt, Jordan, Syria and Turkey

1998

Built a 500-megawatt gas-fired power and desalination plant in Abu Dhabi. The turnkey cogeneration plant provides 500 megawatts of power and 8 million gallons of water per day for Abu Dhabi National Oil Company

1997

Built a gas-fired power and desalination plant in Bahrain. The plant on Muharraq Island produces 280 megawatts of power and 30 million gallons of desalinated water per day

1994

First ISO9002 certificate for ABB in the UAE

1994

ABB certified as the first company in Saudi Arabia conforming to ISO 9001

1993

First mobile substation built locally in ABB Saudi Arabia

1988

ASEA and BBC merge to form the new company, with headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland. The new group, which started operations on Jan. 5, 1988, had revenues of $17 billion and employed 160,000 people around the world.

1986

Foundation stone laid for ABB’s factory in Riyadh’s second industrial city

1980

Was the date of establishing “Brown Boveri Electrical Co.” in Kuwait as a local company of BBC with five (5) employees.

1976

Asea and BBC (ABB) have been represented in the UAE since 1976 with the first sales office inaugurated in 1981

1960

Asea and BBC (ABB) have been represented in Qatar with the first sales office inaugurated in 1995

1951

ABB delivers gas turbines to ARAMCO

1926

Present in the Middle East since 1926, our first office was in Cairo, Egypt

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