ABB donates low voltage equipment to Technical Universities in Bulgaria

The technical universities in Sofia, Plovdiv and Gabrovo receives equipment that will benefit both students and lecturers during the educational process.

Sofia, March 9, 2017 – As one of the leading engineering companies in the country, ABB in Bulgaria is giving its support to the technical universities in Sofia, Plovdiv and Gabrovo with a donation of low voltage apparatuses for a total amount of over 30 000 BGN. The new equipment is not only replacing outdated lab installations in the educational facilities but also provides students with a chance to work with industry relevant products, which are frequently used in the modern electrical installations. The donated equipment is a chance for the young engineers to place their knowledge in action and include apparatuses, such as Manual Motor Starters, Contactors and Relays, Disconnectors, Coil Terminal Blocks, MCBs and more.

This donation is one of many initiatives of ABB Bulgaria to support the engineering and technical knowledge of the Bulgarian students. The company is providing multiple internship opportunities during their summer season, full yearly scholarships for high-performing engineering students, and also career orientation activities for pupils from the technical high schools nearby ABB’s production facilities. A more recent example is a donation of an Electrical panel with variable speed drive and a motor to the Professional High school of Electricity and Electronics in Plovdiv, aiming to inspire youngsters in the engineering profession.

Along with the donated equipment and the career-starting internship opportunities, ABB’s Jurgen Dormann Foundation is awarding three students from the Technical University of Sofia and Plovdiv with a yearly scholarship and an experienced ABB engineer as a mentor during the educational process. The scholarship is not a one-time prize and is deliverable for up to five years to each scholar, as long as he or she can maintain its high academic performance.

“ABB is continuously supporting the engineering education in Bulgaria, and during the last several years, we have launched multiple projects in this direction. Our goal isn’t only to find more engineers for our modern production units, but also to provide opportunities for professional development and personal growth,” said Nevena Mileva, HR Manager of ABB Bulgaria.

ABB is operating in Bulgaria with a head office and four branches. It has over 2,400 employees. ABB’s production units in the country are located in Petrich, for Low Voltage Products, in Sevlievo for High Voltage Products and Rakovski for Low and Medium Voltage Products. ABB also has a Turbocharger Service Center in Varna.

ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader in electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing more than a 125-year history of innovation, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization and driving the Energy and Fourth Industrial Revolutions. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 135,000 employees. www.abb.com

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