Dubai, UAE, October 24, 2014 – ABB Turbocharging is celebrating its 25th anniversary in UAE today. Established in 1989 in Dubai, ABB has grown to become a fully-fledged service station capable of carrying out all repair works with 27 employees in three locations.
ABB Turbocharging Dubai provides customers with turbocharging solutions for land-based diesel power plants with a strong focus on the marine segment in both seaports and offshore anchorages at Khorfakkan, Fujairah, and major shipyards Dubai drydocks + ASRY, Bahrain.
The service station has a very important regional role with several key countries being supported in Middle East including Oman, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, UAE, Iraq and Yemen. Dubai is also responsible for area management of the turbocharging business in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Pakistan.
ABB Dubai has enjoyed a number of milestones over the past 25 years including a number of new service center openings in the Middle East region.
In 1994, ABB Dubai played a pivotal role in establishing the service station in Lahore, Pakistan, catering to the power and gas market. Furthermore, 2003 saw the opening of a new service station in Karachi, Pakistan mainly to cater for the marine market and land-based diesel power plants.
Between 2005 and 2009 ABB Dubai, provided 24/7 support for the dredgers in the region, which were busy building islands and construction projects during the boom period.
This year, ABB Dubai opened two new service points at major shipyards; one in Drydocks World Dubai and another in ASRY Bahrain. The two service points have helped us increase utilization and service market share. Customers benefit by avoiding freight expenses for transporting components to Dubai, reducing total cost of ownership.
In the future, ABB Dubai plans to open two new service points; one in Iraq and one in Jordan in order to cater to land based installations in diesel power stations.
“ABB’s commitment to our customers is to listen, understand and tailor our service offering to match their individual needs. Owing to the strong relationship with our customers, we have constantly evolved over the past 25 years, establishing five Service Stations and two Service Points across the region. We have also confirmed plans for two additional Service Points in Iraq and Jordan, all in an effort to support our customers in reducing operating costs and down time”, said John Fyfe, Area Manager Middle East and North East Africa.
ABB Turbocharging (www.abb.com/turbocharging) is at the helm of the global industry in the manufacture and maintenance of turbochargers for 500 kW to 80+ MW diesel and gas engines. Our leading-edge technology and innovation enables our customers to perform better and produce fewer emissions, even in the toughest terrains. Approximately 200, 000 ABB turbochargers are in operation across the globe on ships, power stations, gen-sets, diesel locomotives and large, off-highway vehicles. We have over 100 Service Stations in more than 50 countries globally and a wide service portfolio that guarantees Original Parts and Original Service anytime, anywhere.ABB (www.abb.com) is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 150, 000 people.