ABB, the power and automation technology group, inaugurated a new manufacturing facility for medium-voltage air-insulated switchgear, located in Tangerang, 25 kilometers from Indonesia’s capital Jakarta.
The move is part of ABB’s $20-million investment plan for Indonesia which includes last year’s opening of a new factory for low-voltage products in Cibitung, West Java, the company said in a statement.
Switchgear produced by the new factory will facilitate power distribution and help address the increasing demand for electricity, driven by rapid urbanization and a growing industrial sector. In addition to serving the country’s needs, the unit will also serve as a supply hub for the region.
ABB’s AIS panels have been used on offshore platforms, liquefied natural gas ships, cruise ships and in other more common applications.