ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has provided solutions that help the Dubai Fountain reach great heights in the most energy-efficient way.

Dubai fountain
Dubai fountain

Due to the fast delivery and strong working relationship with Emaar and the consultant on the Burj Khalifa project, ABB was subsequently awarded the Dubai Fountain electrification project, which is part of the Burj Khalifa complex.

For this project, ABB has supplied air-insulated switchgears, dry-type RESIBLOC transformers, gas-Insulated compact switchgear, power monitoring system, 4200A LV MNS switchgear and other low-voltage panels.

The contribution to the increased energy efficiency of the fountain is brought about by the capacitor banks and the harmonic filters. The capacitor banks improve the power factor, decreasing the amount of reactive power consumed, while the harmonic filters improve the power quality by reducing the harmonics. This in turn helps to stabilize the entire power network.

The ABB team in the UAE started with the engineering activities in December 2008, followed by procurement, assembly, testing and commissioning at site. The entire project was completed by the end of March 2009 in record time.

“The ABB team worked together to ensure a high quality and fast delivery of the solution for this landmark project,” said Tarek El Gani, ABB local division manager for Low Voltage Products in the Gulf. “ABB’s products and solutions are ensuring the highest power quality and availability for the fountain, which thousands of residents and tourists enjoy every day.”

ABB is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 120,000 people.