ABB to supply controls for cement plant project in Arizona | Automation.com

ABB to supply controls for cement plant project in Arizona

Baden, Switzerland, May 19, 2008 - ABB won an order valued at approximately $12 million to provide a complete Electrical Power and Automation System for Drake Cement’s new plant in Yavapai County, Arizona. The 660,000 ton per year Drake Cement Plant will be developed by Peru's ARPL Tecnologia Industrial SA, owner of Cementos Lima SA and the Yavapai-Apache Nation.

“ABB was selected to deliver this project because of our fully integrated solution for the Cement Industry,” notes Frank Smith, ABB’s Business Manager for Mining and Minerals in the U.S. “Because of our process experience, we were able to optimize the design for the electrical systems and integrate the entire plant with our Industrial IT 800xA Extended Automation System. ABB’s fully integrated approach, combined with our lifecycle support services in the U.S. established ABB as a true market leader servicing the Cement Industry,” Smith explained.

By integrating the process and electrical automation system on the common 800xA platform, the customer will see additional benefits in reduced maintenance, engineering and overall lifecycle costs.

The scope of supply includes ABB’s composite plant approach. This approach encompasses the complete electrical design, complete electrical and automation engineering, motors, drives, MCCs, 800xA control system, analyzers, CEMS, switchgear, and instrumentation.

ABB is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 110,000 people.
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