ABB has won 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.
Manikgarh Cement is located in the state of Maharastra, in central India, and provides high quality 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 modernisation project that will add production capacity of 2.8Mta of cement, more than doubling its current production. The project also includes a 60MW thermal power plant onsite.
ABB will provide state-of-the-art manufacturing technology to expand production capacity and maintain high product quality while providing a reliable on-site power supply that will improve energy efficiency. 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 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.