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ABB wins $15 million pulp and paper order in India

ABB has won an order worth more than $15 million to supply integrated automation and power equipment and related engineering and commissioning services to JK Paper Ltd for its expansion project. The order is for capacity enhancement for its Rayagada unit located in the state of Orissa. JK Paper is adding a new paper machine with a capacity of 165,000 tons per year, a pulp mill that will produce 215,000 tons of wood pulp per year, and a 55 MW power plant. This expansion project is one of the largest in the Indian Paper industry involving close to USD $400 million.

ABB’s delivery for the mill will help to improve its overall production efficiency and capacity. While maximizing energy efficiency and ensuring a reliable source of power, it will provide further impetus to the company’s resource conservation efforts in energy and water.

“Our ability to deliver a complete mill solution, with leading edge automation and power technology and industry standard equipment, and related pulp and paper industry expertise will help this project to be implemented and operated successfully from design to start-up,” said Veli-Matti Reinikkala, head of ABB’s Process Automation division.

ABB will deliver energy efficient drive systems for the new paper machine, standalone drives and motors, and intelligent motor control centers (MCCs). The scope of supply also includes electrical infrastructure equipment such as transformers, transmission lines, other power equipment, and power management system for the pulp mill & paper machine. ABB’s flagship automation System 800xA will control the new pulp mill and provide a common control and visualization platform for all mill systems to optimize energy efficiency, the use of production resources and overall mill maintenance. ABB will also provide design, engineering, commissioning and related on-site services. Project commissioning is scheduled for the early fourth quarter of 2012.

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