Swiss group ABB opens office in Mozambique

27 September 2012

Swiss group ABB, one of the world leaders in energy and automation technologies, is set to open an office in Maputo, in October, in order to expand its business in Mozambique, the group said in a statement issued in the Mozambican capital.

In the statement the group said that it had been involved in projects in Mozambique since 2008 when it signed a contract for electrification and automation of a coal mine in Moatize, in the central province of Tete, with Brazilian company Vale.

“ABB’s aim is to expand its local technical capacity and work with consumers to develop energy solutions that will benefit people and the environment,” said the statement cited by Mozambican news agency AIM.

The company currently operates in 14 African companies: South Africa, Algeria, Angola, Botswana, the Ivory Coast, Democratic Republic of Congo, Cameroon, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

The ABB group offers a vast range of energy and automation technology solutions including infrastructure for power transmission and distribution, amongst other activities. (macauhub)