ABB awarded $55m

ABB has signed contracts worth $55m to supply one of Brazil’s largest paper manufacturers with electrical and automation systems for a new paperboard line.


ABB has signed contracts worth $55m to supply Klabin, one of Brazil’s largest paper manufacturers, with electrical and automation systems for a new paperboard line. ABB says its technology will help boost output by 50 percent.



The new manufacturing line will produce Liquid Packaging Board (LPB), a base material used in liquid packaging. Capacity will increase from 700,000 to 1,100,000 tons per year at Klabin’s Monte Alegre mill in the state of Parana, when the new paperboard line becomes operational. It is scheduled to start production in September 2007.



‘This project underlines our continued leadership in advanced solutions for pulp and paper makers,’ said Veli-Matti Reinikkala, head of ABB’s Process Automation division. ‘By integrating key systems for power, productivity, protection and energy savings, we are helping customers to become more competitive in today’s challenging global markets.’



ABB’s scope of supply includes new automation systems based on the Industrial IT System 800xA platform and upgrades to existing systems for a uniform operating environment.


ABB will also supply electrical systems including a 69 kV substation, transformers, refiner motors and protection equipment, process electrification, and paper machinery drives.