ABB in Pakistan celebrates 25 years of pioneering technology leadership
Lahore – 20th February, 2018: ABB is celebrating 25 years of operations in Pakistan with a ground breaking ceremony for a new purpose-built facility. The company established its first office in Lahore in 1992 and has since grown from strength to strength, today supplying advanced technologies and solutions to Pakistan’s utilities providers and industries.
“It’s a matter of great pride that today we are commemorating our years in Pakistan with the ground breaking for a new facility. From providing electricity to far flung villages to modernizing the country’s industries by making them digitally ready, we have been working with our customers to improve the efficiency of their operations for twenty five years,” said Najeeb Ahmad, Managing Director, Pakistan.
The new purpose built facility will be constructed in a prime location on the Lahore Ring Road. The office premises will have state of the art facilities covering the corporate office, customer training center, product display area, service workshops, panel’s assembly and warehouse.
ABB in Pakistan is further celebrating sustainable double digit growth in its 25th year of operation covering products, systems and service offerings for utility, industry and infrastructure.
“Our divisions have robust offerings in the country and we have a strong service footprint with a large installed base,” added Ahmad.
Notably, Pakistan and China have signed around $62 billion of energy and infrastructure projects under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). It will help Pakistan address its energy problems with projects focussing on renewable and thermal energy. ABB is actively involved in many of the on-going projects.
“ABB is a proud partner in these nearly 400 megawatt wind farms, which are located in Gharo and Jhimpir, near the city of Karachi. We are global leaders in renewable energy generation and ABB has more than 40 years of experience in wind and solar power products and solutions that cover the entire renewable power generation industry chain from the supply of turbine and solar components to power transmission and grid connection,” said Mostafa Al Guezeri, Managing Director for United Arab Emirates (UAE) and its oversight countries.
ABB’s operations in Pakistan fall under the umbrella of the company‘s UAE and oversight cluster.
“We strive to help meet growing energy demand around the world while minimizing environmental impact and creating value for our customers,” said Al Guezeri. “This project in Pakistan is one such example where ABB’s flexible and innovative wind power technologies will allow the country to commit to their energy efficiency and sustainability targets. Integration of renewables is an increasingly important element of the world’s energy revolution and ABB’s Next Level strategy.”
On the industry side, ABB is the market leader in providing control, automation, instrumentation and energy efficiency solutions for all verticals including food & beverage, pulp & paper, oil & gas, chemicals, cement, metals and textiles.
In utility segment, ABB has large footprint in transmission & distribution, power generation and renewables mainly covering all types of substations, FACTS (Flexible AC Transmission Systems) devices such as SVC (Static VAR Compensator). ABB is fully prepared to support its utility customers for all ongoing and future plans for upgrade and reinforcement of transmission network including HVDC (High Voltage Direct Current), 800kV AC transmission.
ABB Ability – ABB’s digital offerings – help customers in utilities, industry, transport and infrastructure develop new processes and advance existing ones by providing insights and optimizing planning and controls for real-time operations. The results can then be fed into control systems to improve key metrics such as factory uptime, speed and yield.
“ABB in Pakistan continues its work as a pioneering technology leader, helping the country modernize its utilities industries and infrastructure. We want to thank our customers for partnering with us through the years and look forward to many more years of successful operations in the country. Further we are ready to help our customers squeeze the most value from each unit of energy they use. We want to educate architects, engineers and consultants who are working on making smart cities that ABB has the technology, so make the most of now.” concluded Najeeb Ahmad.
ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader in electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization with two clear value propositions: bringing electricity from any power plant to any plug and automating industries from natural resources to finished products. As title partner of Formula E, the fully electric international FIA motorsport class, ABB is pushing the boundaries of e-mobility to contribute to a sustainable future. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 135,000 employees.