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Article Date: 26th April 2016

ABB Power Grids - Bromborough Facility Represents a New Era for ABB Power Quality

Power Quality - Power Factor Correction - Active Harmonic Filters

ABB’s Power Quality Manager Steve Joyce shows a capacitor assembly to Alison McGovern, MP for Wirral South

ABB’s UK Power Quality business has entered a new era with the official opening of its new purpose-built facility at at Bromborough on the Wirral Peninsula in Merseyside. The ribbon cutting ceremony was carried out by the Mayor of Wirral, Councillor Les Rowlands and Alison McGovern, MP for Wirral South, which includes Bromborough.

Following the move from Ellesmere Port, the new facility is already enabling ABB to provide an even better service to its growing customer base across the UK, especially in terms of speed of response. It is also providing the flexibility and capability for special project development work.

From Bromborough, ABB supports industrial customers requiring two main types of power quality equipment: power factor correction (PFC) and harmonic filtering. PFC solutions enable industrial customers to reduce the load on their electricity supply, saving on electricity bills and freeing up capacity for new loads. Harmonic filters eliminate the troublesome harmonics (or noise) that can affect electrical supplies, causing unexplained shutdowns as well as premature failure.

David Hughes, Managing Director for ABB’s Power Grids division said: “The move to this new facility is taking ABB’s Power Quality business into a new era and we were delighted to be joined by both our local Mayor and MP to help make this a truly special day for every member of the team at Bromborough. Power quality is becoming an increasingly important factor in ensuring business continuity and Bromborough provides the ideal platform for us to address the many new growth opportunities that are being created.”

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