ABB has celebrated its 45th anniversary in the UAE with the opening of Expo 2020. With the United Arab Emirates (UAE) opening its doors to the world at Expo As an official partner of the Sweden Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, ABB will remember its success and offer its future view as a company with Swedish history 2020 in Dubai, ABB reflects on 45 years of achievement in the nation and pledges to advance the UAE’s transformative initiatives through electrification, robotics, automation, and motion technologies.
As an official partner of the Sweden Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, ABB will remember its success and offer its future view as a company with Swedish history, demonstrating its industry-leading technology crucial to establishing a smart society. Under the pavilion’s theme of “Co-creation for Innovation,” ABB will highlight products such as a specially adapted robot that helps turn plastic trash into furniture.
The firm will celebrate ABB Day with its key stakeholders, including partners, customers, and employees, on December 13th. On December 15th, ABB will take part in the celebrations commemorating Sweden Day at Expo 2020 Dubai. Passengers going through Dubai International Airport and the Dubai Metro will see how ABB lives up to its brand promise of “Let’s write the future together.” throughout Expo 2020 Dubai’s six-month run.
Björn Rosengren, Chief Executive Officer at ABB, said, “We congratulate the UAE’s visionary leadership on the successful opening of Expo 2020 Dubai. At ABB, we are dedicated to aligning with the future aspirations of the countries in which we operate, and we look forward to further growing our relationship with public and private entities in the UAE.”
“As a true partner of progress with the UAE for more than four decades, we recognize the need for constant innovation, leveraging the best of electrification and automation to help the nation maintain its leading position on the world stage. We look forward to meeting decision-makers at Expo 2020 Dubai, working together to solve challenges and forge a smarter future,” Rosengren added.
Prominent milestones across 45 years
The first substantial collaboration between ABB and the UAE was to enable the effective supply of desalinated water. ABB later assisted the automation of Dubai International Airport and began powering Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah as the UAE boosted its investments in large-scale projects.
ABB was chosen to power the Dubai Metro – the Middle East’s first automated metro system – because of its expertise in powering metro stations around the world, including the Delhi Metro and the Guangzhou and Shenzhen Metro lines. ABB designed and installed Substation Control and Monitoring Systems (SCMS) for Dubai Metro’s gas-insulated switchgear substations as part of a partnership with Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA).
ABB also constructed the electrical power systems that allow the world’s tallest structure to operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The world’s highest substation is located in the Burj Khalifa, allowing the facilities management team to control the power supply of 400 electrical loads on the site, including 57 elevators and a 24 megawatt (MW) air conditioning system.