Arthur Eckert, Senior Manager
ABB is investing USD $1 million to open a Digital Solutions & Training Centre in Singapore, the first of its kind in Asia Pacific for ABB Electrification Service.
Amidst global challenges such as energy uncertainty, rising inflation, and aggressive sustainability targets, businesses are under pressure to evolve their business models to meet increasing electricity demands and cut carbon emissions. ABB’s new training centre will be strategically located in Singapore and aims to enhance energy resilience across Asia Pacific through training talent to implement and operate digital solutions for electrical systems.
Visitors to the centre will learn about scalable digital solutions that enable real-time energy usage monitoring for optimising energy use and meeting sustainability targets. The centre will also showcase how remote connectivity between customers’ multiple sites facilitates a major shift to predictive maintenance in servicing and mitigate risks by assessing the reliability of assets before they fail.
“Through digitalisation and new technologies, we want to empower our customers to rise to the opportunities of the energy transition, as well as thrive despite shifting regional economic dynamics,” said Stuart Thompson, Global President of Electrification Service, ABB.
“At the centre, customers will be able to experience first-hand how they can leverage digital solutions to help optimise operations with insights from a single switch up to multiple sites across the globe.”
The centre will be fully operational by Q4 2023, initially providing training for 100 to 150 ABB staff members, partners, and customers per year across the region with the intention to increase to 300 participants annually.
“Attracting talent and ensuring our current domain and field service experts stay ahead of the curve when it comes to new technologies is one of the biggest challenges today. With our new training centre, we will equip participants with the necessary skills and resources. We are honoured to host this centre in Singapore, and play our part alongside the government in boosting energy resilience and transitioning to greener energy.”
“Training and digitalisation are critical in helping to future-proof our customers in the utility, infrastructure, transportation and industry sectors. Upgrading aging assets with digital solutions can rejuvenate them, boost efficiency, and extend their product lifecycles. By equipping them with the necessary digital skills, our customers will be able to monitor, optimise, and actively manage their energy usage, and most importantly, increase their competitiveness while reducing carbon emissions,” added Andrew Stepien, Senior Vice President of Electrification Services, Asia Region, ABB.