Friday, February 22, 2013

ABB wins order to supply TTC

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ABB said Friday it has received a contract from Toronto-based electrical contractor Ozz Electric, Inc. to supply and commission rail traction power equipment for the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC).

The contract includes the supply and commissioning of DC traction power equipment for the Leslie Barn, TTC's new streetcar maintenance and storage facility.

ABB's scope of supply includes providing four 2MW/600Vdc Transformer & Traction Rectifier Units, DC switchgear and various DC distribution equipment. ABB will also provide technical support and commissioning services to Ozz Electric for this project.

The installation of ABB's DC traction power supply equipment will enable TTC operators to maneuver new, low-floor modern streetcars within the state-of-the-art maintenance and storage facility, the company said.

"ABB has a proven track record for providing innovative solutions to the rail sector," says Chris Poynter, vice president, general manager of the Discrete Automation and Motion Division for ABB in Canada. "It also confirms our position as a reliable, long-term partner and supplier of choice for the makers of modern rail systems."