ABB has recently won a contract with CRH Europe Materials to provide process optimisation solutions for 12 of its plants in Europe and the US.
CRH is a member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) Cement
Sustainability Initiative. As such, the company has committed to a set of objectives covering issues
such as CO2 and climate protection, emission protection and lower use of fuels and raw materials.
Currently the data collection for calculating the required key performance indicators from their plants is done individually and often manually. ABB’s proven Knowledge Manager software will help to automate this process and collect the information centrally from a regional server.
ABB’s scope includes software licenses, engineering of the tailored application, as well as
commissioning. Installation and commissioning started in 2012 and will be continued in 2013. The
initial installation in three cement plants has already been completed.