ABB awarded cement plant contract

ABB has been awarded $25m from Vietnam Cement Industry Corporation (Vicem) for equipment that will aid productivity and improve energy efficiency at a new cement plant.


ABB has been awarded $25m from Vietnam Cement Industry Corporation (Vicem) for equipment to aid productivity, monitor energy use and minimise energy consumption at a new cement plant.



The Binh Phuoc cement factory will produce 5,500 tons of clinker per day, a primary ingredient of cement. The factory is scheduled for commissioning in first quarter of 2009.



The scope of ABB’s order includes engineering, construction and commissioning services, as well as overall project management supervision.



The equipment ordered includes a 110kV distribution substation, automation equipment, motors, drives and instrumentation. ABB will also provide its Extended Automation System 800xA for process control, collaborative production management systems, and other auxiliary equipment.



The order was booked in the fourth quarter 2007.