ABB has been awarded a contract by TXI, the largest producer of cement in Texas and a major producer in California, for part of a complete new cement plant near Riverside, California. Project partners are Polysius Corporation, Zachary Construction and AMEC Engineering.
The Riverside Cement Plant is located at Oro Grande, in the Mojave Desert of southern California.
The contract, which includes an order value of over US$4m, was awarded to ABB in November 2005. Start-up of the plant is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2007.
The scope of supply includes all motors, drive systems, gas analyzers & Continuous Emission Monitoring System (CEMS) for the new raw mill, pyre-processing line and finish mill processes.
The Riverside project is the first new cement plant to begin construction in the US within the last five years. At the same time, it is the largest of ABB‚s major recent orders for this industry and with Polysius USA.