ABB Switzerland Ltd announced that it has won an order from international building materials group CRH to deliver electrical and automation equipment for Podilsky Cement’s new production line no 7. The order was booked in June 2009.
Once the project is completed, the new cement production line will have a daily output of 7500t. The Podilsky Cement factory, located in Kamyanets-Podilsky, approximately 500km southwest of Kiev, was constructed in the 1970s and is one of the biggest cement plants in the Ukraine.
The expansion project will help the plant decrease the emissions from fossil fuel combustion by changing the technology of cement production from a wet production process to a state-of-the-art dry production process. ABB will supply electrical and automation equipment including intelligent motor control centers MNSiS, instrumentation and System 800xA for complete plant control.
Also included is, Knowledge Manager from the cpmPlus suite of solutions for more efficient production management. ABB will also supply site services and customer training.
With this order, ABB was able to build upon existing working relationships with the customer and end user. In 2007, ABB delivered and installed the automation system for the Podilsky Cement coal conversion project.