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ABB to update control and automation equipment for Swedish iron mine

ABB to update control and automation equipment for Swedish iron mine

June 8, 2017 -- ABB has won an order from LKAB, an international minerals group in Sweden, to modernize five mine hoists for its iron ore mine in Kiruna, Sweden. The order includes mechanical, electrical and automation equipment for hoists B2, B4, B5, B6 and B8. 

LKAB is modernizing its central (CA) hoisting plant, which consists of eight hoists (B1 – B8) in the CA plant, and five hoists in the sub-vertical level.  ABB had recently won orders to deliver a new B1 hoist and modernize the B3 hoist, and has supplied equipment for all 13 production hoists over the years.
The main artery of LKAB's production flow, the CA plant raises ore from the sub level (898 m) up to ground level.

ABB’s delivery includes mechanical equipment for the hoist plants and shafts, electrical and control equipment, construction, electrical installation, installation supervision, site management as well as commissioning.

ABB has a long tradition of cooperation with LKAB dating back more than 60 years. The first hoist was delivered to LKAB in 1948. At Kiruna, ABB has supplied equipment for all 13 production hoists, five for the sub-vertical level and eight for the CA hoisting plant.

The modernization project is scheduled to start in 2018, and continue through 2024.

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ABB is a pioneering technology leader in electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 132,000 employees. 

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