ABB has won a contract to design, supply, test and commission a new charging network for a fleet of electric buses in the country of Qatar on the Persian Gulf.
ABB will provide high-power charging infrastructure for Qatar’s fleet, which is expected to have 1,000 electric buses with a capacity to transport 50,000 passengers per day. Qatar aims to electrify 25 percent of its public bus network by 2022, and 100 percent by 2030.
Partnering with Mannai Trading Company, Public Works Authority Ashghal and fleet operator Mowasalat, ABB will design and deploy charging equipment across multiple locations in Qatar, including 4 bus depots, 8 bus stations and 12 metro stations. The project also includes a 3-year service level agreement.
For the project, ABB will supply over 125 MW of charging capacity, 1,300 connectors for destination charging and 89 opportunity chargers, 4 of which will be mobile. With this charging solution, the complete Mowasalat electric bus fleet can be charged overnight at the depots and while in use without impacting regular operations.
ABB will also provide the data connection and interfaces to connect and integrate the charging infrastructure operation into the Mowasalat Fleet Management System. Chargers will also be connected to the ABB Ability cloud to remotely monitor and diagnose the infrastructure by using more than 400 parameters.
“As part of ABB’s 2030 sustainability strategy, we are focused on helping fleets to unlock the potential of e-mobility with state of the art and intelligent charging solutions,” said Frank Muehlon, President of ABB’s E-mobility division. “As the world moves towards green bus fleets, our solutions are at the leading edge.”