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ABB wins order to supply and commission rail traction power equipment for the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) in Canada ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has received a contract from Toronto-based electrical contractor Ozz Electric. The contract includes the supply and commissioning of DC traction power equipment for the Leslie Barn, the Toronto Transit Commission’s new streetcar maintenance and storage facility.

Reducing rail energy use by 10 percent An ABB rail solution is enabling a major US transit authority to capture the excess energy that a train produces every time it brakes at a station, returning the energy seconds later to assist the train’s departure – thus reducing the authority’s overall energy consumption by as much as 10 percent.

ABB completes acquisition of Envitech Energy Acquisition expands ABB’s technology offering in the electrical equipment and solutions sector for rail infrastructure.

ABB to buy Envitech Energy to expand its presence in North-American rail market Acquisition complements ABB ’s existing offering in the supply of electrical equipment and solutions for the rail infrastructure market.

Envitech Energy Selected by Viridity Energy to Provide a Regenerative Energy System for Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority Envitech Energy, a leader in providing the transit industry with power conversion, protection and energy storage solutions, is pleased to announce that it has been selected by Viridity Energy for the development of a recycled energy and optimization project with the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), the nation’s sixth largest public transit organization.

Bombardier Transport Awards Traction Power Substation Contract to Envitech Energy Envitech Energy today announced that it has been awarded a contract by Bombardier Transportation for three (3) traction power substations, as part of the King Abdullah Financial District Monorail project in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.    

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ABB completes acquisition of Envitech Energy

Envitech Energy, a member of the ABB Group, has been supplying urban transportation solutions to domestic and international markets since 1989. It is headquartered in Pointe-Claire, Quebec, Canada.

Envitech Energy designs and manufactures electrical traction power systems for urban transportation applications (subways, streetcars, etc.). Its scope includes traction rectifiers, traction power components, trackside braking energy absorption devices, automatic grounding and energy storage solutions.

Envitech’s expertise and know-how guarantee the quality required to operate public transportation systems safely and reliably. We have been ISO 9001 certified since 1994. In addition to meeting the rigorous UL, CSA and CE Marking standards, we also work with suppliers who are equipped to meet these global standards.

Envitech has delivered energy efficient transportation solutions in more than a dozen countries, including Canada, the United States, China, Japan, Korea, India, as well as other countries in Europe, Africa and Latin America.

In December 2011, ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, acquired Envitech Energy. ABB is a world leading independent supplier of innovative and reliable technologies to vehicles manufacturers, railway operators and system integrators.

ABB offerings for the rail transportation markets include:

For rolling stock:

  • Traction transformers
  • Traction converters
  • Traction motors
  • Auxiliary converters and battery chargers
  • Multiple low voltage components

For wayside substations:

  • Medium voltage switchgear
  • Power Quality (FACTS)
  • Static frequency converters
  • Power Supply Systems (Transformer rectifiers)
  • DC switchgear
  • Wayside braking energy absorption devices (AARU)
  • Automatic grounding
  • Energy storage solutions
  • Communication and signaling systems







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