A further 3 months in Switzerland with ABB – my 2nd quarterly report – Sarah Hiley

Please find linked here my second quarterly report.

I have really enjoyed the last few months with ABB and have gained some excellent, hands-on experience.

I have spent the majority of my time this quarter working in the test field doing system configuration and testing.  In addition to the Powerlink projects, I have been able to gain exposure to a number of systems being implemented in the Middle East and Europe.  I have spent the last few weeks configuring and testing the Millmerran system and in the coming weeks I will begin the setup of the Bulli Creek system.

There is three more months with ABB, during which time I hope to be able to see both Powerlink projects through from the start of the detailed design phase to the handover to ABB Australia.

I was also very fortunate to have the opportunity to visit the Laufenburg substation in the north of Switzerland, which was the first high voltage substation in the world to be equipped with an IEC 61850 system.

It should be noted that due to the confidential nature of the work I have undertaken I am not able to include any technical information relating to ABB specific tools and processes or customer projects.

From a personal point of view, I have had many wonderful weekends travelling and skiing.   I am within a two hour train ride of many fantastic ski areas so I have certainly made the most of it this season!

I welcome your feedback on this report and my goals for the next quarter.  You could either:
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2)  Contact me via my profile on LinkedIn.