ABB presents its latest innovations in the infrastructure and Rail sectors…

October 11th, 2017, ABB in Morocco organized an event on Rail Transport & Sutainable mobility jointly with the Swiss Chamber of Commerce in Morocco (CCSM).
The event was attended by the ambassador of Switzerland in Morocco, representatives from the Ministry of the Interior, Federation of Transport and Logistics, National Office of Railways (ONCF), Rabat Tramway Company, Casa Transport and the Institute of Research in Solar Energy and New Energies (IRESEN) who provided speeches on their strategic development plans to make transportation more efficient and flexible.

Followed by the speeches, ABB experts presented ABB’s latest Products & service portfolios, innovations and reliable & energy efficient solutions that provide optimum operational savings with minimal environmental impact in the infrastructure and transportation sectors along with ABB’s extensive experience in the management of Rail and Transport projects worldwide and the skills and expertise know-how to provide customized solutions for a wide range of applications with emphasis that transport and infrastructure are key focus areas in ABB’s Next Level strategy and part of the company’s ongoing commitment to sustainable mobility for a better world. were also presented.

Some of technologies presented in this event were ABB’s Effilight® and ENVILINE, Effilight® ; a traction transformer which features a unique patented design enabling significant reduction in the amount of oil required which results in significant weight reduction and energy savings for railway operators. It is designed to capture the energy of decelerating trains that would otherwise be lost in the form of heat during braking when a train pulls into a station. Instead of being lost, the energy is captured in a battery energy storage system that is used to give a boost to trains as they accelerate for more efficiency.

Flexible drivetrain solutions and fast-charging infrastructure solutions for electric vehicles & buses were also presented which cut carbon emissions and provide real alternatives to gasoline-powered public transportation.

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 more than a 125-year history of innovation, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization and driving the Energy and Fourth Industrial Revolutions. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 136,000 employees.