Swiss power and automation technology group ABB has won an $18 million contract to design, engineer and supply integrated automation and modern electrification systems for Century Cement’s Manikgarh Cement plant in India.
Manikgarh Cement provides cement products for building construction, road and bridge infrastructure and other commercial uses. ABB's delivery is part of a two line expansion and plant modernization project that will add production capacity of 2.8 million tons of cement per year, more than doubling its current production. The project also includes a 60MW thermal power plant onsite.
ABB will provide manufacturing technology to expand production capacity and maintain high product quality while providing a reliable on-site power supply that will improve energy efficiency.
Veli-Matti Reinikkala, head of ABB's Process Automation division, said that the modernization and expansion project will help the customer meet increasing the local demand for its product, while improving the overall efficiency of its production process, and stability of its electricity supply.
ABB will deliver integrated power and automation systems using a plant-wide 800xA automation system to control, connect, and optimize the performance of all processes and systems.
Scope of supply includes medium-voltage switchgear, distribution transformers and other electrical equipment and power systems, intelligent low-voltage motor control centers, variable speed drives, instrumentation, and collaborative production management systems. ABB will also provide design, engineering, project commissioning, and other site services. The turnkey project is scheduled to be completed within 18 months.