Karcement JSC, Kazakhstan, places an order for electrical restoration of
Aktau’s cement production line No. 6
Baden, September 22nd, 2006 ˆ ABB, the leading power and automation
technology group, announced today that it has won an order worth more than
ten million US$ from Karcement JSC.
Karcement has commenced work to rehabilitate its production line No. 6 of
the Aktau plant and awarded the electrical restoration project to ABB in
April 2006. The project, ABB‚s first large cement plant project in a CIS
country, will be completed by spring 2007. The plant is then expected to
produce an additional one million tons of cement per year.
ABB‚s scope of supply comprises complete electrification and power
distribution, process control (800xA), gas analysers and process
instrumentation, including kiln shell scanner. Furthermore ABB delivers the
complete infrastructure package including telephone, intercom, lighting,
cables and installation material. Also supervision of erection and
commissioning is part of the supply. ABB was able to guarantee a very short
delivery time, which means that no more than ten months will pass between
signing of the contract and the kiln firing.
Karcement‚s Aktau plant is located 180 km to the south of Astana, the
capital of Kazakhstan. With a total area of about 130 hectares, its most
important raw materials, limestone and clay, are extracted from two quarries
nearby. Kazakhstan is presently experiencing an economic boom, with very
high growth rates and a very active construction sector. Deposits of the
Aktau cement plant are sufficient to meet the Company‚s current production
needs in excess of 100 years.