PLN selects ABB’s miniature circuit breakers (MCB) to support Indonesia with safe and reliable electrification

PLN selects ABB’s miniature circuit breakers (MCB) to support Indonesia with safe and reliable electrification

  • PLN renews ABB’s contract to supply high-performance and locally manufactured miniature circuit breakers (MCBs).
  • ABB’s factory in Cibitung, West Java, Indonesia will double production capacity to meet PLN’s ambitious electrification targets.
  • Ceritifed by SNI, the Indonesian National Standard, ABB’s MCBs ensure safety, quality and performance of electrical equipment.

PLN, Indonesia’s state-owned power utility, has selected ABB for a new two-year contract to supply miniature circuit breakers (MCBs). ABB’s state-of-the-art factory in Cibitung, West Java will increase production by 100 percent to cope with the increasing demand.

For the past two decades, ABB has a proven track record as a PLN supplier, with outstanding quality and unmatched capacity. The ABB team was in contact with PLN through all stages of the bidding process, understanding their needs and demonstrating that ABB had the capacity to support with the best quality MCBs at a competitive price.

According to the World Economic Forum survey in November 2020[1], 91.7 percent of companies in Indonesia are applying Working from Home (WFH) exercise during pandemic, making safe and reliable supply of power at homes a critical requirement. ABB’s MCBs play an important role in protecting homes and devices from voltage fluctuations. ABB’s MCBs also ensure electrical safety in offices and commercial buildings, and for industrial applications, by protecting electrical installations against overloads and short circuits. Once a fault is detected, the MCB automatically turns off the electrical circuit to prevent damage to wires and to avoid the risk of fire.

“ABB is committed and proud to continue supplying high-performance, locally manufactured MCBs to PLN as they support increased demand from their existing customer base and continue with the electrification of Indonesia,” said Jorge Aguinaga, Head of Electrification business of ABB in Indonesia.

ABB is a pioneer in the field of MCBs. In Indonesia, ABB MCBs are certified by SNI, the Indonesian National Standard, which certifies the safety, quality, and performance of electrical equipment. In addition, the MCBs also provide a higher level of local content than the requirement set by government.

ABB’s MCB factory in Cibitung ramped up its yearly capacity to millions of MCB poles last year, to serve PLN and meet export orders from the UK, Belgium, Netherlands, and New Zealand. The factory is equipped with ‘state of the art’ assembly automation and product-testing equipment. Hundreds of employees at the factory follow strict health protocols, including physical distancing, wearing medical masks, and temperature checks.

ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a leading global technology company that energizes the transformation of society and industry to achieve a more productive, sustainable future. By connecting software to its electrification, robotics, automation and motion portfolio, ABB pushes the boundaries of technology to drive performance to new levels. With a history of excellence stretching back more than 130 years, ABB’s success is driven by about 105,000 talented employees in over 100 countries. www.abb.com

ABB’s Electrification Business Area is a global leader in electrical products and solutions, operating in more than 100 countries, with over 200 manufacturing sites. Our 50,000+ employees are dedicated to transforming how people live, connect and work by delivering safe, smart, and sustainable electrification solutions. We are shaping the future trends of electrification, differentiating through technological and digital innovation while delivering an outstanding experience through operational excellence for our customers across utilities, industry, buildings, infrastructure, and mobility. For more information visit https://go.abb/electrification

[1] https://katadata.co.id/ariemega/berita/5fa7cf815a0e8/survei-work-from-home-picu-jam-kerja-bertambah-dan-kelelahan-mental

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