ABB to upgrade aluminum smelter in Dubai
DUBAL operates one of the largest single-site aluminum smelters in the world, having produced approximately 890,000 tons of aluminum in 2007. It is one of the largest non-oil contributors to Dubais economy.
ABBs proven track record of delivering results, combined with our comprehensive service and product portfolio, are crucial to the success of our customers like DUBAL, said Veli-Matti Reinikkala, head of ABBs Process Automation division. Over the years, our leading-edge solutions have helped DUBAL continue to grow their capacity while improving their productivity and energy efficiency.
Under the terms of the contract, ABB will add one additional high-voltage regulating transformer (rectiformer, used to convert alternating current to direct current) rated at 100 megavolt amperes, to increase capacity in two smelting potlines.
ABB will provide design, installation and commissioning services for the project, and upgrade the DC collector bar on two potlines. The delivery includes control and protection systems, as well two new ABB SCADA systems for the rectiformer station control.
This order is in addition to the $53-million contract awarded by DUBAL earlier this year, as well as other projects for DUBAL. In 2006, ABB was commissioned to deliver a similar scope of supply for an earlier expansion of this smelter complex.
Commissioning of the new units is scheduled for completion in late 2009.
ABBs Process Automation division delivers integrated solutions for control, plant optimization, and industry-specific application knowledge and services to help process industry customers worldwide meet their critical business needs in the areas of operational profitability, capital productivity, risk management and global responsibility. These industries include oil and gas, power, chemicals and pharmaceuticals, pulp and paper, metals, minerals, marine and turbocharging.
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 more than 110,000 people.
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