ABB opens new high voltage cable factory

The new plant, topped off with a 430-foot extrusion tower, supplies high-voltage and extra high-voltage transmission cables, for both AC and DC applications, to carry massive amounts of electric power and renewable energy underground as part of the nation's new smart grid

Huntersville, N.C., September 19, 2012 — ABB celebrated the official grand opening of its high-voltage cable manufacturing facility in Huntersville, North Carolina.

The new plant, topped off with a 430-foot extrusion tower, supplies high-voltage and extra high-voltage transmission cables, for both AC and DC applications, to carry massive amounts of electric power and renewable energy underground as part of the nation's new smart grid.

New AC and DC underground transmission lines will strengthen the North America energy infrastructure and enable power from remote renewable resources, like wind and solar, to reach homes and businesses. ABB has invested about $90 million in the new operation, which now employs around 135 people.

The Huntersville facility will focus on regional, customized production, and will tailor many of its products to meet the unique standards and needs of utility customers across America.

More in Transmission & Distribution