Customers from eight countries attended first ABB hosted Aluminium Seminar in Lucerne, Switzerland
Baden, Switzerland, June 26, 2012 - ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, held its first global Aluminium Seminar in Lucerne, Switzerland from June 12 to 13. Aluminium producers and partners from all over the world accepted ABB’s invitation and joined the seminar. They discussed latest technological improvements and possible solutions for the biggest challenges the aluminium industry will face in the future. More than 30 participants made the seminar a productive exchange.
The agenda contained a range of major topics such as ABB’s technology innovations in rectiformer stations, transformers and switchgears, as well as the latest improvements in service and maintenance offerings for customers in the aluminium industry. The participants also had the opportunity to review main problems and challenges in two panel discussions.
“The presented technology updates and improvements equipped us with useful ideas for modifications and future projects. The discussions were very helpful and interesting, not only the ones with the ABB team but also those with the colleagues from other aluminium plants”, as Torfi Dan Saevarsson, Dep. Project Manager and Senior Electrical Power Engineer from Nordural Helguvik in Iceland, summarized the outcome of the seminar.
Lucerne, also known to be the heart of Europe, offered itself as ideal event location, allowing attendees to conclude the seminar with visits of three different ABB factories nearby. The participants were able to convince themselves of latest improvements and production standards in the field of gas-insulated switchgears, semiconductors and rectifiers.
For Yogan Govender, Operations and Maintenance Superintendant from Sohar Aluminium, the seminar “created an excellent platform to bring together various operational and maintenance leaders from different aluminium plants to share experience and knowledge from both sides – ABB’s and the customer’s. It was also very valuable to get to know the latest technical developments produced by ABB in its various state-of-the-art factories.”
ABB (www.abb.com) is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 145,000 people.
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