ABB Aluminium Seminar 2018


Welcome to the ABB Aluminium Seminar, April 24-25, 2018.
Maritim Hotel Königswinter, Bad Honnef, Germany


ABB is pleased to invite you to our Aluminium Seminar in Bad Honnef, Germany. We are excited to offer this excellent networking and knowledge-sharing platform and are looking forward to having you join the event.

ABB will present technological improvements and new solutions that address the biggest challenges that aluminium production conversion stations are facing, today and in the future.

We have an exciting speaker list – experienced aluminium colleagues who will present and discuss interesting application examples and customer case histories. 

Examples of confirmed customer case histories to be discussed:

  • Isal, (RTA) IPU project by Mrs. Eyrun Linnet
  • Alba, PL 6 Project by Chief Power Officer Mr. Amin Sultan
  • Pending updates to IEEE 463 for Cell Line Safety by Mr. Karl Cunningham
  • EGA, SBRT-13 Swing RT concept Mr. Gandhi and Mr. Premnath
  • Hydro, Industry 4.0 for RT substations by Mr. Rune Kristoffersen
  • Maaden, Smelter Phase 1 Project by Mr. Sultan Al Luhaib
  • Rio Tinto (RTA) AP substation design philosophy by Mr. Didier Lamant
  • Sohar, Current creep and N-1 operation by Mr. Kailash Akkal
  • Nordural, World's first potline crowbar by Mr Torfi Dan Saevarsson and Mr Orvar Armannsson
Join the ABB Aluminium Seminar 2018 to learn, share your experiences, and contribute to a productive knowledge exchange among industry professionals.


Preliminary program

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

09.00 – 09.30      Registration

09.30 – 17.00      Conference, day 1

  • Overview of  new technologies - Industry 4.0
  • ABB Ability for potline protection
  • New Arc flash and Safety Standards
  • User case presentations
  • User panel experience Upgrades
  • User panel operational experience Rectiformers
  • Panel discussions on project execution and  maintenance

18.30                     Dinner                                                

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

09.00 – 11.30      Conference, day 2

  • Rectifier and regulating transformers specifics
  • Monitoring from manufacturers perspective
  • User case presentations

11.30     Lunch


13.00 – 15.00      Factory visit/tour ABB Transformers

15.00                     Transport to hotel, end of conference


Seminar chairman: Max Wiestner; please contact him to submit user case presentations.

Phone: +41 79 642 1203



Registration for the event

To register for the conference, please fill in the registration form (a link can be found at the bottom of this page, or on the Home page). 

Julia Saam, ABB Transformers in Germany, will handle all registrations. She will also contact Maritim Hotel Königswinter, and reserve a hotel room for you. The cost of the hotel room is roughly 140 Euro per night, including breakfast.


Please state:

  • Full name
  • Company/function
  • Mobile phone umber
  • Arrival date
  • Departure date
  • Single or double room
  • Credit card number / expiry date
  • If you need help arranging a visa



The seminar will be held at Maritim Hotel Königswinter, just outside of Bad Honnef, Germany. To explore the hotel –

The Maritim Hotel Königswinter is located right on the Rhine Promenade, just a few minutes on foot from the pedestrian zone and the valley station of the Drachenfels rail.

Closest airports

  • Cologne Bonn Airport                      30 km
  • Dusseldorf International Airport       90 km
  • Frankfurt Airport                              140 km

Hotel Address

Maritim Hotel Königswinter
Rheinallee 3
53639 Königswinter

Please note that  participants are responsible for their own hotel expenses, and that all reservations must be guaranteed with a credit card at the time of booking. Late cancellations and no-show charges apply and will be charged to your credit card.


If you are visiting Germany and are a citizen of a non-EU country, you may need a visa. A visa is a permit to travel to and stay in a country for a maximum of 90 days.

For more information about visa to Germany, please visit:

If you require an invitation letter from ABB to obtain your visa, please contact:

Please make sure you apply well in advance, as the visa process may take several weeks.

Conference Dress code: Business Casual



The weather in Germany in end of April is normally pleasant with air temperature averaging 11°C. In the afternoon, the mercury climbs to an average high of 16°C, while at night, it drops to an average low of 6°C.


Please take a train or a taxi from the airport to Maritim Hotel Königswinter.

Maritim Hotel Königswinter is within 3-4 minutes walking distance from the railway station in Königswinter.

Questions concerning the event can be directed to:

 Global organizer, Anders Boman 
 Seminar chairman, Max Wiestner
 Registration/Hotel/Visa, Julia Saam

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