Century Cement awards India power upgrade deal
ABB set to help boost energy efficiency of Manikgarh plant
ABB has won an US $18 million contract to upgrade power systems at Century Cement’s Manikgarh Cement plant in central India. The power firm will design, engineer and supply integrated automation and modern electrification systems for the site.
The project is part of a large expansion at the plant, that will ultimately increase production capacity by 2.8 million tonnes of cement per year, more than doubling current production levels. The project also involves a 60 MW thermal power plant onsite.
“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. This modernisation and expansion project will help the customer meet increasing local demand for its product, whilst improving the overall efficiency of its production process, and stability of its electricity supply,” said Veli-Matti Reinikkala, head of the firm’s process automation division.
ABB is set to use a plant-wide 800xA automation system to control, connect and optimise the performance of all processes and systems. Set to be completed within 18 months, the contract includes the supply of medium voltage switchgear, distribution transformers and variable speed drives.