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New Sales and Marketing General Manager for ABB Power business

ABB has appointed Richard Ledgard as General Manager, Sales and Marketing for its UK Power business. The Power business supplies advanced electrical transmission and distribution equipment to the power supply industry, manufacturing, rail and other sectors. Richard takes over from Ian Funnell who has taken up a global account management position within ABB. Richard joined ABB in 2004 from Switchgear & Instrumentation Ltd, bringing with him a w... [more]

Nordex to install ABB STATCOMS at two of the UKís largest new wind farms

Nordex, a supplier of megawatt turbines, is installing ABB STATCOMS (Static Compensators) at two of the UKís largest new wind farms, Scout Moor and Little Cheyne Court. The STATCOMs will provide Nordex with a solution for real-time, reactive power compensation within a compact installation footprint, increasing the resilience of the power generated by the wind farms and helping them comply with the stringent requirements of the Grid Code for vo... [more]

Electro-Services Invests in Grund-O-Winch Twin Capstan Winches

Electro-Services Ltd recently made a significant investment in the further expansion of its rental equipment fleet and service capabilities with the addition of fifteen Grund-O-Winch Twin Capstan Winches. The company also has a further six similar winches under option. In total this is an overall investment of about £500,000. The new Grund-O-Winches, provided by Bedford-based TT-UK Ltd, are designed to work in conjunction with pipe bursting, ... [more]

Electrix launches new website for users of Stainless Steel Cable Management Systems

Electrix International Ltd has launched its new online quote and ordering website for UK customers, which contains details of every standard product manufactured by Electrix. Visitors to the site can request a quotation by adding the items they require to a basket. They then log in to a secure area and send their basket to Electrix. A member of the Sales Team will calculate the very best discounted prices for those items based on the quantitie... [more]

ABB wins National Gridís bulk transformer contract

National Grid has awarded ABB a five-year bulk contract for power transformers in its latest round of bulk supply negotiations. Under the terms of the contract, ABB will supply National Gridís UK requirement for 120MVA (275/33kV) and 180MVA (275/66kV) transformers up to 2012. An initial order worth around £9 million has already been placed for six transformers, and these will be delivered in 2009 and 2010. ABB is providing National Grid with a... [more]

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