ABB launches EA’s first turbo-charging workshop in Dar

29Apr 2016
The Guardian Reporter
The Guardian
ABB launches EA’s first turbo-charging workshop in Dar

Power and productivity firm ABB Group has opened a US$500,000 (1bn/-) workshop in Dar es Salaam for maintenance and rehabilitation of turbochargers in the East African market and beyond.

The head of ABB Station Services and EUS Manager in Tanzania, Eng Leonard Marango (second right), sheds light on the company’s new technologies at the launch of the workshop for turbo charging in Dar es Salaam on Wednesday. Third right is ABB Managing Director for Southern Africa, Leon Viljoen. Photo Courtesy of ABB

The company says the investment means that businesses in the country and the whole Great Lakes region will no longer have problems to maintain and rehabilitate their turbocharged machinery and equipment.

The ultra modern facility was launched on Wednesday in a ceremony that was also attended by ABB Managing Director for East and Southern Africa, Leon Viljoen and senior managers of the company in the region.

ABB Country Managing Director Michael Otonya said the new workshop was the only facility of its kind in the region. It will be providing services to ABB customers in Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Malawi and South Sudan.

“Our companies have been operating in Tanzania since 1993 focusing on manufacturing of turbochargers that control the voltage of power and increase efficiency of machines in generation and transmission of power from substations,” Otonya said in a speech.

He added that ABB will continue to invest in the country by innovating new electrical machine suites for the East Africa market targets various industries as well as utility and transport firms. The turbocharger, he explained, is a turbine-driven forced induction device that increases internal combustion engines efficiency and power output in operations.

According to him, the optimal way to foster social and economic development in the region was through governments and utilities injecting more capital in power plant construction as well as investing in transmission and power products.

Viljoen said that the company was looking forward to future investments in electrical technology solutions in Tanzania and the whole of East Africa.

“ABB has almost 30 experts who are focused on giving best solutions to local markets in controlling the voltage of power in different industries,” he noted.

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