ABB to update Sun Paper's China mill with System 800xA

September 21, 2009 - ABB won a contract to supply an integrated automation system for Sun Paper‘s Shandong Mill in China. ABB’s Industrial IT System 800xA will be installed to control and improve the output the mill’s new fine paper machine PM23, supplied by Metso. Once operational, the new line will increase the mill’s capacity by 300,000 tons of uncoated fine paper per year.

Sun Paper has worked with ABB on a number of successful projects at the Shandong mill over the years. This experience, combined with System 800xA’s leading edge integration capabilities, ABB’s vast Pulp and Paper industry expertise and ability to provide engineering, maintenance and other related services, contributed to this project win. In addition, ABB’s excellent reputation of ongoing system support, forward evolution path and track record of installed base investment protection were important factors.

ABB’s scope of supply for this project includes System 800xA to control, monitor and optimize operation of the new paper machine and integrate other systems and devices; the system will include 11 operator workplaces and over 5,000 I/O points. ABB will also provide related engineering and installation services.

System start up is scheduled for March 2010,

ABB is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 120,000 people.