$40 million automation in China

ABB has won a contract worth more than $40 million to deliver process automation, drives, quality control systems, electrification and related services to Asia Pulp and Paper in China.

ABB’s automation systems will be used to control the operation of a new fine paper machine at the JiangSu Gold East mill in Dagang, about 200 kilometers west of Shanghai.

The new 120 MW paper machine, with a planned capacity of 2,970 tons per day, will be the world’s largest.

Equipment to be installed includes ABB’s Industrial IT System 800xA and ACS 800 industrial drives. In addition, a quality control system including six scanning platforms will provide measurements of the paper as it is produced.

For power distribution and process electrification, ABB will supply new 110 kV and 35 kV gas-insulated switchgear, 6 kV motor control switchgear, as well as a network control system, power and distribution transformers, intelligent 400 V motor control centres, high voltage and low voltage motors, single drives and related equipment.

The machine is scheduled to begin producing paper in March 2005.

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