According to Brian Hull, country managing director of ABB in Vietnam, ABB has had a wonderful first 25 years in Vietnam and the company is looking forward to the next 25 years and beyond.
“The Energy and Fourth Industrial revolutions are shaping the future of the country’s economy and we have the right technologies in place that have withstood the test of time to allow the utilities, industries, infrastructure, and transport sectors to capitalise on these changes,” said Hull.
In its 25 year growth journey in Vietnam, ABB has taken part in a string of important projects underpinning the country’s development.
These projects include Phu My and Uong Bi thermal power plants, Tri An Hydro Power Plant, diverse 500/220/100kV substations that feed the national power network, and Hai Van Tunnel—the longest tunnel in Southeast Asia.
ABB has also powered and automated numerous important industrial plants, promoting economic development across Vietnam, such as Dung Quat Petrochemical Complex, the Nui Phao mining project, Song Gianh Cement Plant, Cam Pha Cement Plant, Cao Son Mine, and numerous other plants across the spectrum of the Vietnamese economy.
As a developing nation, Vietnam is encountering challenges related to fast-paced urbanisation, paired with the ever-increasing demand for infrastructure, safe energy and water sources, standard healthcare services, and diverse environmental and urban sustainable development issues, as well as issues of global concern, such as climate change and the rising sea level.
According to Hull, the journey for building a brighter future for Vietnam is on-going. The Fourth Industrial Revolution is shaping the global industry. “With its technology leadership and experience, ABB is committed to enabling the integration process and seizing opportunities to help build up a digital future for Vietnamese industries. ABB will accelerate the delivery of solutions to support the smart and sustainable development of renewable energy, smart cities, and electric vehicles in the country,” he added.
A key driver for ABB in Vietnam will be ABB Ability™, the company’s cross-divisional digital offering, which builds on ABB’s pioneering technology and more than four decades of industrial digital leadership. ABB Ability™ will enable customers to innovate and compete in the emerging digital-industrial marketplace.
By combining ABB’s deep domain expertise with network connectivity and the latest digital products and innovations, ABB Ability™ creates powerful solutions and services that solve real business problems and produce tangible business opportunities to increase productivity and efficiency.
Apart from this, ABB attaches great importance to promoting education, specifically the training of engineers.
ABB in Vietnam has donated its latest technologies to leading engineering universities, such as Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Danang University of Science and Technology, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology and Education, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology, Industrial University of Ho Chi Minh City, RMIT, and Ton Duc Thang University. This equipment brings practical work processes and experience into the learning environment.
In addition, ABB in Vietnam has supported a string of other programmes to nurture young talents. The company’s Jürgen Dormann Foundation has awarded scholarships to support talented students with limited financial resources until graduation, as well as donating computers to help them pursue their passion for technology.
ABB’s Graduate Engineering Programme (GEP) has employed excellent graduates and given them opportunities to work at ABB in Vietnam and ABB Group’s subsidiaries in other regional countries.
ABB’s internship programmes, implemented throughout the year, have offered fresh graduates the experience of working in a global company which sets the highest standards for quality, safety, and integrity.