ABB wins breakthrough order to supply amorphous dry transformers in China

2010-05-21 - Environmentally friendly transformers with amorphous metal core can reduce CO2 emissions

Zurich, Switzerland, May 21, 2010 – ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won an order to supply amorphous dry-type transformers from its recently launched EcoDryTM line, for a real estate project being executed by the ZheJiang WanAn Real-Estate Co. Ltd. The transformers will be installed in a residential quarter in Zhejiang province, a coastal area in eastern China that borders the municipality of Shanghai.This is a breakthrough for the company in terms of supplying amorphous dry-type transformers to the Chinese market.

ABB’s EcoDry transformers, which are built around amorphous alloy cores, can reduce ‘no load’ losses by up to 70 per cent and CO2 emissions by as much as 70 tonnes during the life of the transformer. The atomic structure of amorphous metal minimizes no-load losses in transformers when in stand-by or operating mode.

“The Chinese government strongly advocates energy-saving solutions to reduce environmental impact of industry and there is rising demand for high-efficiency, environmentally friendly transformers,” said Tarak Mehta, head of ABB’s Transformers business unit, a part of the company’s Power Products division. “With our EcoDry product range of ultra-efficient dry-type transformers, we offer a solution that can reduce environmental impact and save operating costs.”

ABB (www.abb.com) is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 117,000 people.

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