MONTREAL, Oct. 18, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - ABB, the leading power and
automation technology group, is supportive of the Government of Canada
announcement in the Speech from the Throne of investing $70 billion over the next decade in infrastructure for transportation networks.
These investments, particularly if made with energy-efficient
technology, will elevate the competitiveness of Canada, save energy and
protect our resources while creating jobs and increase productivity.
For Canadians balancing the pressures of work and daily life, investment
in our roads, bridges and transportation networks means less
congestion, shorter commutes and more time with family. No other
investment yields as much potential for immediate return as investing
in energy-efficient infrastructure. "We help to keep the world moving
with new sustainable approaches that enable operators to use energy
effectively, creating a low carbon railway industry that operates with
maximum efficiency and reliability," says Daniel Simounet, Head of
ABB's Rail business in North America.
ABB is a world leading independent supplier of innovative and reliable
technologies to vehicle manufacturers, railway operators and system
integrators whose North American Rail Center of Excellence is located
in Montreal. With a comprehensive offering for rolling stock and
infrastructure, ABB also provides lifetime service support, including
maintenance and retrofit.
ABB's energy efficient solutions for mass transit systems include the
storage and re-use of dissipated braking energy as a means of saving
money, boosting efficiency, being more environmentally friendly and in
some cases generating revenue by re-sale of stored-up energy. This
innovative technology has a made-in-Canada story: it was conceived in
Montreal by a team of engineers at Envitech Energy and now part of ABB.
"It's an emerging technology that transit providers are starting to
consider and explore, because it can pay for itself," says Jacques
Poulin, Product Manager of Energy Storage, Rail Infrastructure,
Discrete Automation and Motion at ABB's Pointe-Claire, Quebec facility.
"It also helps reduce the carbon footprint." ABB has been supplying the
Canadian utility, energy and industrial sector for over 80 years, and
improving energy efficiency in Canada is the most immediate and
economic way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and enhance energy
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. ABB operates in over 100 countries and employs
145,000 people. In Canada (www.abb.ca), ABB is located in over 45 locations coast to coast and employs 5000
SOURCE: ABB inc.