ABB hosts automation and power conference

Prospering within the framework of a green economy was among the key topics discussed at the ABB Automation and Power World Australia 2012 conference, held in October at the Gold Coast.

The two-day customer conference featured a showcase of ABB products and services encompassing five topical themes: energy efficiency, grid reliability, industrial productivity, life-cycle management, and renewables and environment.

ABB Australia country manager Axel Kuhr launched proceedings with a keynote address emphasising the company’s commitment to innovation, research and development. Mr Kuhr highlighted the company’s software research partnership with Melbourne’s RMIT University, and its new gas recycling technology facility in Moorebank, New South Wales.

“We are the only ABB unit in the world that offers a SF6 (sulphur hexafluoride) recycling concept. This is great proof of Australia’s innovation capabilities,” Mr Kuhr said.

Highlights of the conference included panel sessions led by experts from industry-leading customer companies, councils, analyst companies, and ABB. The sessions gave attendees the opportunity to ask questions, discuss their concerns and engage in an open dialogue on current issues in the industry.