ABB shares ideas on smart city development in Chongqing

Report presented at the Chongqing Mayor’s 8th International Economic Advisory Council forum throws light on how smart energy solutions can support urbanization

Bernhard Jucker, Head of Power Products division and Executive Vice President of ABB
Chongqing, China, September 22, 2013 – Bernhard Jucker, Head of Power Products division and Executive Vice President of ABB, a leading power and automation technology group, shared his insights on ‘smart’ city development at the Chongqing Mayor’s 8th International Economic Advisory Council forum with a report entitled A global perspective: Intelligent power solutions for the next generation of cities.

“Urbanization is a global megatrend that is transforming societies,” said Jucker at the forum, which focused on Opportunities and Challenges of urban development. “The integration of smart technologies in infrastructure development presents an opportunity for Chongqing to continue on its impressive growth path and at the same time create a strong foundation for a sustainable urban future.”

In his report, Jucker presented a number of projects from around the world deploying ‘smart’ solutions. In the Kalasatama quarter of Finland’s capital, Helsinki, a smart grid solution helps integrate renewables and distributed power generation sources while ensuring a stable, reliable, efficient and environmentally sustainable power system. He references Estonia as the first country to launch a nationwide fast-charging network for electric vehicles. The report also talks of Sweden’s Port Ystad, where a shore-to-ship power solution allows ships to shut off their diesel engines and plug into an onshore power source while docked, thus cutting both emissions and noise. According to preliminary estimates, the electrified port will cut emissions by as much as 97.5 percent. He also talks of several landmark buildings in Singapore where energy consumption has been significantly reduced through the use of intelligent building technology.
Claudio Facchin, Senior Vice President of ABB Group, Head of ABB North Asia and China

Chongqing is a growth engine in the development of western China and an important business region for ABB. The company has a number of strategic investments in the city, including production bases, a significant engineering and R&D presence and an extensive sales and service network.

ABB Chongqing Transformer Company is among the largest transformer production hubs of its kind in the world. It also houses an advanced design and engineering center, and is the largest producer of transformer insulation kits in Asia. It designs and manufactures products both for the domestic and global markets. ABB Jiangjin Turbo System Company is one of ABB’s global turbo-charging manufacturing centers and operates six turbocharger service stations in coastal cities of China.
Recently, ABB also commenced operations at its Chongqing Service facility offering comprehensive lifecycle management services, including installation and commissioning, spare parts, maintenance, repairs, upgrades, training, and consulting serving customers in the power, petrochemical, metallurgy, and infrastructure industries across the southwest region.

ABB ( 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. ABB has a full range of business activities in China, including R&D, manufacturing, sales and services, with 19,000 employees, 36 local companies, and an extensive sales and service network across 90 cities.

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