ABB has been awarded $50m to supply power and automation systems for a new paperboard production line at a paper mill in New South Wales, Australia.
According to ABB, the new line will more than double the mill’s production capacity, from 300,000 tons to 700,000 tons of paperboard per year.
Under the terms of the contract, ABB will provide equipment for power distribution and process electrification of the new production line, as well as drive systems, instrumentation, and quality control and automation systems.
‘Our composite plant solutions offer considerable advantages,’ said Veli-Matti Reinikkala, head of ABB’s Process Automation division. ‘By integrating key systems for electrical, automation and instrumentation, we can help to increase productivity, reduce energy costs and improve reliability in the plant.’
ABB will be responsible for project management, engineering, equipment installation and commissioning, and staff training. The new paperboard line will be operational in early 2009.