India: ABB to modernise Century Cement in US$18m order

India: ABB to modernise Century Cement in US$18m order
Published: 21 August 2012

Tagged Under: ABB India Manikgarh Cement 

Power and automation group ABB has won an order worth US$18m 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 Maharastra 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 2.8Mta of cement capacity, 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.

“Our proven experience in executing large and complex projects, minerals and cement industry expertise and leading automation and power technologies helped us to secure this important order,” said Veli-Matti Reinikkala, head of ABB’s Process Automation division. “This modernisation 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 optimise the performance of all processes and systems. The scope of supply includes MV switchgear, distribution transformers and other electrical equipment and power systems, intelligent LV 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 for completion within 18 months.