ABB’s new $90M Montreal headquarters opens

Company wins three key digital orders from major Canadian customers.

MONTREAL — ABB has officially opened its new $90 million state-of-the-art Canadian headquarters and Customer Innovation Center in Montreal.

The facility brings together the company’s 700 employees previously spread across six Montreal locations.

The Swiss industrial products company’s Saint-Laurent campus houses research and development, manufacturing, assembly and testing for its energy value chain in Quebec, and showcases the ABB Ability digital offering.

“The new campus allows greater collaboration with our business partners and with the academic and research sectors,” said Nathalie Pilon, president of ABB Canada.

The Montreal headquarters also houses ABB’s North American Centre of Excellence in E-Mobility that supports the development of green, energy-efficient transport networks.
Employees will have access to charging stations for electric vehicles and the building is expected to be LEED-certified Silver.

ABB has announced a number of major Canadian projects, including an agreement to modernize 10 large seagoing vessels for the Canadian Coast Guard with upgraded propulsion systems. This will extend the service life of the vessels by 20 years.

The company was also named the key technical supplier for the electrification of Nemaska Lithium’s new mine, now being developed near James Bay. ABB will provide project management for electrification and automation of the site.

And it will provide an integrated substation for a data centre operated by Hypertec in Quebec. The substation will increase the facility’s existing power supply from 25 to 120 kilovolts.

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