ABB India Wins Rs 311 Crores Power and Automation Order


Electrics and automation to support cement plant capacity expansion for Grasim

ABB India has been awarded orders worth Rupees 311 crores (3110 MINR) to provide Grasim Industries' Cement division and Ultratech Cement, part of the Aditya Birla Group, power and automation products and systems for their cement capacity expansions.

ABB India will provide turnkey electrical and automation systems including the installation of 220/132 kV switchyards and supply of a range of switchgear, motors, low and medium voltage drives, power and distribution transformers, capacitors as well as intelligent LV panels. The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2007.

ABB solutions will serve two cement plants of 2.8 MTPA capacity each, being set up by Grasim. This includes a green-field facility at Kotputli , a brown-field expansion at Shambhupura and two green-field grinding units of 1.3 MTPA each at Panipat and Dadri. The technology will also facilitate the operations of a 2.8 MTPA brown-field plant expansion at Ultratech Tadipatri Cement works as well as a grinding unit at Ginegera of 1.3 MTPA capacity and three captive power plants each of 2x25 MW capacity being established at Kotputli, Shambhupura and Tadipatri.

"ABB's solutions will bring significant improvements in energy efficiency and productivity, enhancing competitiveness as the Indian cement industry rises to meet global standards", said Ravi Uppal, Vice Chairman & Managing Director, ABB India, commenting on the order. "An increased focus on efficiency and quality have brought home the importance of adopting the latest technologies in industrial automation", he added.

ABB (www.abb.com) is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 107,000 people.

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