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ABB and our Value Provider network have a wealth of proven experience in drive, motor, plc and digital installations across the UK.


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Major upgrade extends performance and availability of industry-leading wind tunnel

The UK’s largest pressurised wind tunnel is extensively modernised to maximise future aerospace research and testing capabilities
Channel Partner: -
Industry: Test rig/facility
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Pilot hydroelectric scheme introduces green energy generation to Scottish reservoir

A renewable energy scheme is unveiled as part of upgrades to a Scottish reservoir. Torishima Service Solutions Europe Ltd, using an ABB generator and regenerative drive on their turbine have provided a scheme producing green energy which is returned to the grid
Channel Partner: -
Industry: Water & wastewater treatment
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Variable speed drives save energy on Archimedes’ screws

Successful trials at three Anglian Water sites prove variable speed drives can cut the energy used by Archimedes’ screws
Channel Partner: IDS
Industry: Water & wastewater treatment
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ABB drives help to make life under the sea a better place to be

The sharks, seals, penguins and other creatures at SEA LIFE Weymouth are benefitting from a more sustainable environment following the installation of an ABB variable speed drive
Channel Partner: IDS
Industry: Leisure
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Optimisation projects cut drive costs for South West Water

South West Water has cut the energy and maintenance costs of variable speed drives in a series of optimisation projects
Channel Partner: APDS
Industry: Water & wastewater treatment
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Quarry company halts production stoppages with ABB Drive

Hills Quarry Products has reduced pump failures and cut maintenance and energy costs using an ABB variable speed drive
Channel Partner: APDS
Industry: Cement
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Rapid response prevents critical pumping station from running dry

When flood damage at a pumping station threatened to cut the water supply to 25,000 homes, a rapid response helped Essex & Suffolk Water keep the water flowing
Channel Partner: Gibbons Engineering
Industry: Water & wastewater treatment
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Anglian Water cuts £2,000 a year from borehole pump costs

Variable speed drive eliminates intermittent starts and stops on borehole pump, saving energy, reducing turbidity and improving reliability
Channel Partner: Gibbons Engineering
Industry: Water & wastewater treatment
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Drives floor energy costs for high rise

A 17-storey office complex has dramatically reduced energy costs by using variable speed drive controlled pumps and fans
Channel Partner: IDS
Industry: Buildings
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Plastic bottle maker benefits from higher throughput and lower energy use with motor-drive package

Drive energy assessment leads to 60 percent fall in energy costs and 30 percent higher output for plastic container manufacturer
Channel Partner: Advantage Controls
Industry: Plastics
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Southern Water cuts pump downtime with motor-drive package

A low lift pump used for surface water abstraction is now more reliable following installation of an ABB synchronous reluctance motor (SynRM) and drive package
Channel Partner: MKE
Industry: Water & wastewater treatment
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University cuts carbon emissions by over 809 tonnes a year using drive technology

Installation of ABB drives sees the University of Leeds achieve significant reduction in energy use, cutting carbon emissions and energy costs
Channel Partner: Halcyon Drives
Industry: Buildings
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Variable speed drive cuts risk of sewerage leaks

A pump control system based on an ABB variable speed drive is helping Severn Trent Water protect local homes from the risk of sewerage overflow
Channel Partner: -
Industry: Water & wastewater treatment
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ABB drives cut energy costs and improve reliability at Susworth Pumping Station

A surface water pumping station expects to cut the energy use of two submersible pumps by between 10 and 15 percent following the installation of ABB variable speed drives (VSDs)
Channel Partner: EDC Scotland
Industry: Water & wastewater treatment
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Company increases productivity by 8% with ABB Drives

ABB drives increase process speed and accuracy, improving productivity and efficiency
Channel Partner: IDS
Industry: Recycling
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Firm avoids £50,000 electrical supply upgrade using ABB drive

Variable-speed drive reduces machine load demand, avoiding costly upgrade while improving productivity
Channel Partner: IDS
Industry: Manufacturing - other
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ABB drives keep canoeists on course

The Cardiff International White Water (CIWW) centre is using ABB variable speed drives (VSDs) to help it maintain the correct flow rates of its artificial river system
Channel Partner: IAC Ltd
Industry: Water & wastewater treatment;Leisure
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Flowserve gets fast pump testing with ABB variable speed drives

Flowserve Corp., a leading provider of fluid motion and control products and services, is using ABB variable-speed drives (VSDs) and motors for quick and easy testing of its new pump variants at different speeds
Channel Partner: IDS
Industry: Test rig/facility;Water & wastewater treatment
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ABB drives to save Tata Steel £250,000 on fume extraction energy costs

A steel casting plant in Rotherham is to save £250,000 a year following the installation of ABB variable speed drives on its fume extraction system
Channel Partner: Drives and Automation
Industry: Metals
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Aberthaw Power Station saves £350,000 on oil costs with ABB drives

Aberthaw Power Station in Wales is saving £350,000 a year on its oil costs following the installation of ABB variable-speed drives
Channel Partner: APDS
Industry: Power
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New power storage method uses ABB motor

A revolutionary new way of storing electric power is using ABB motors as a generator. Developed by Highview Power Storage, the Highview CryoEnergy System uses a cryogenic process to store energy
Channel Partner: -
Industry: Power
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Silicon reclamation company saves £5,000 per year on pumping costs

A company that reclaims silicon wafers is using an ABB variable speed drive to save over £5,000 a year on a pumping application at its plant in Swansea, South Wales
Channel Partner: EDC Scotland
Industry: Test rig/facility;Water & wastewater treatment
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ABB drives double rate of tomato packing

ABB machinery drives have doubled the packing rate of a tomato handling machine, while making it easier for the machine’s original equipment manufacturer (OEM) to build.
Channel Partner: -
Industry: Food & beverage;Paper & packaging
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Clean air supply benefits UK's largest hospital

New acute teaching hospital project is installing ABB variable speed drives to maintain a clean air supply in its operating theatres
Channel Partner: Slater
Industry: Buildings
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ABB drive cuts water pumping bill for semiconductor plant

An ABB drive is helping a semiconductor company save energy whilst providing increased capacit
Channel Partner: Slater
Industry: Manufacturing - other;Water & wastewater treatment
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