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July 22, 2020

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In according to trimester the revenues of Helvetic group ABB they are diminished of -14,2%

Contract for the supply of a destined system of advanced feeding to the first ship to the world for the recovery of the marine diamonds

In according to trimester of this year revenues of Helvetic group ABB, that it develops systems for the electrification, the robotics and the automation, they are diminished of the -14,2% having been it are pairs to 6,1 billion dollars regarding 7,2 billion dollars in the period April-june of 2019. Analogous the decrease of the costs that are piled to 4,2 billion dollars (- 14.2%). The operating profit has been of 571 million dollars, with an increase of +364.2% that is consequence mainly of the recording in according to trimester of 2019 of burdens for 450 million dollars deriving from the cession of the division Power Grid(on 17 December 2018). The profit clearly has been pairs to 346 million dollars (+293.2%).

In according to trimester of the 2020 value of the new acquired orders from the Swiss group it has been attested to beyond 6,0 billion dollars (- 18.2%) and the value of the orderbook on 30 June turned out pairs to 13,9 billion dollars, with a bending of the -0,7% on on June 30, 2019.

"As expected - the managing director of ABB, Bjõrn Rosengren has commented - according to trimester strongly it is influenced by the Covid-19. Meantime we have concentrated a lot on the efforts for the control of the costs that have supplied us a sure resilience. The operating margins of group have been revealed better regarding our expectations, with the Motion segment that is going particularly well".

In the first semester of this year the new orders acquire from ABB have totaled 13,4 billion dollars, with a reduction of the -10,7% on the first half of 2019. The revenues have been pairs to 12,4 billion dollars (- 11.8%), the EBIT to 944 million (+32.4%) and the profit clearly to 726 million dollars (+11.3%).

While ABB has announced of being itself adjudicated a new store clerk in naval field. Draft of a contract with the navalmeccanico group Dutch Damen Shipyards for the supply of a destined system of advanced feeding to the first ship to the world realized made-to-measure for the recovery of the marine diamonds. ABB will supply a package of integrated systems of feeding that it will guarantee the feeding to the ship for the recovery of the diamonds greater and technologically more advance of the world, that is under construction near the Damen yards di Damen Shipyards Mangalia on the Black Sea, in Rumania.

ABB has specified that, with a cost total of 468 million dollars, the ship is the greatest single investment never realized in the field of the marine diamonds. It uses the technique of the subsea crawling, an advanced technique for the recovery of the diamonds from the seabeds. The ship will be delivered in 2022 to Debmarine Namibia, joint venture between the government of the Republic of the Namibia and the group De Beers, the company world leader in the field of the diamonds.

The Namibia has the richest reservoirs than marine diamonds known the world, Debmarine Namibia will collect diamonds of the highest quality in the marine reservoirs, between 90 and 150 meters of depth, to the wide one of the south-western coast of the country. Traditionally, along the coast of the Namibia, the extraction of the diamonds is carried out in mines to open sky but cause of the fact that this type of extraction would have to be exhausted in 15 years the offshore extraction is in increase.

The new ship of 177 meters, planned from the Norwegian naval architects of Marin Teknikk, will become the greatest ship of the fleet of the shipowner, exceeding the dimensions of the current larger ship of the Debmarine Namibia, the Mafuta, of 8.000 tons of displacement. It is previewed that the production anniversary of the shipowner will increase of 35%, contributing with ulterior 500,000 carats to the current levels of production.


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