ABB signs agreement to provide turbine automation

Agreement with Shanghai Electric Gas Turbine Company Ltd for control, monitoring and protection systems that enhance the efficiency and reliability of gas turbines
Beijing, China April 13th - ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, announced today an agreement with Shanghai Electric Gas Turbine Company Ltd (SGC) - a joint venture of Ansaldo Energia and Shanghai Electric Group - to supply control, monitoring and protection systems for gas turbines in power plants to help SGC’s long-term growth strategy.

ABB is one of the leading suppliers of non-OEM distributed control systems (DCS) for turbines, with more than 3,400 systems installed. ABB supplies retrofit, greenfield and OEM markets and has acquired vast experience with turbines of all types and sizes, including units from all major turbine manufacturers.

“ABB’s turbine control systems are delivering cost-efficient and technologically advanced solutions to customers around the world,” said Kevin Kosisko, Managing Director of ABB’s Power Generation and Water business, part of the Industrial Automation division. “Leveraging technology to improve existing power networks and bring more power to consumers is a key focus area of our Next Level strategy. The collaboration with SGC is an excellent opportunity to advance this strategy in key markets.”

ABB will provide SGC with the ABB AbilityTM Symphony® Plus control system family platform, which delivers powerful calculation capability, flexibility and is compatible with the most advanced communication standards and devices.

Scalability and standardization are major features of ABB AbilityTM Symphony® Plus control system, which can be configured to perform in all existing gas turbines, as well as units under development. It provides the operational “intelligence” making any application more productive, flexible, efficient, and environmentally friendly.

ABB AbilityTM Symphony Plus is the latest generation of ABB’s highly successful Symphony family of control systems. With more than 6,800 systems installed in the past 35 years and more than 60 gigawatts of additional power capacity installed during the last six years, much of it in the power generation and water sectors, ABB has one of the largest installed bases of distributed control systems in the world.ABB is also leveraging more of its portfolio in this cooperation, such as performance calculation and diagnostic, condition monitoring, simulation, flame scanners, electrical equipment, which will bring integration of technology and cost competitiveness to SGC’s project.

ABB has had a similar cooperation in place since 1974 with Italian engineering giant, Ansaldo Energia, providing a full package of control, monitoring and protection systems for the company’s new turbines.

ABB has three Center of Competences for Steam and Gas Turbines in Beijing, China, in Genoa, Italy, and in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the U.S. The three centers together combine best-in-class experts that provide turbine customers with the best solutions for their projects.

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 132,000 employees.


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  • Global Marketing Communications Manager
    Power Generation
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