ABB scores US$18m modernisation for Century

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Switzerland/India: Engineering company ABB has secured an order worth US$18m in India to design, engineer and supply integrated automation and modern electrification systems for Century Cement's Manikgarh cement plant in central India.

ABB's delivery is part of a two-line expansion and plant modernisation project that will add production capacity of 2.8Mt/yr, more than doubling its current production capacity. The project also includes a 60MW thermal power plant onsite. providing a reliable on-site power supply that will improve energy efficiency. The turnkey project is scheduled to be completed by early 2014.

"Our proven experience in executing large and complex projects, minerals and cement industry expertise and leading automation and power technologies helped us to secure this important order," said Veli-Matti Reinikkala, head of ABB's Process Automation division.

ABB will deliver integrated power and automation systems using a plant-wide 800xA automation system to control, connect and optimise the performance of all processes and systems. The scope of supply includes medium-voltage switchgear, distribution transformers and other electrical equipment and power systems, intelligent low-voltage motor control centres, variable speed drives, instrumentation and collaborative production management systems. ABB will also provide design, engineering, project commissioning and other site services.

Last modified on 15 August 2012

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