ABB Wins $15 Million Pulp And Paper Order In India

Sept. 15, 2011 - ABB said that it has won an order worth more than $15 million to supply integrated automation and power equipment and related engineering and commissioning services for JK Paper Ltd.'s expansion project at its paper mill located in Rayagada in the state of Orissa, southeast India.

Currently, the mill produces 125,000 tons per year of branded printing, writing and copier paper.

According to ABB, the overall expansion and modernization project will more than double the mill's production capacity by adding a new paper machine with a capacity of 165,000 tons per year, a pulp mill that will produce 215,000 tons of wood pulp per year, and a 55 MW power plant.

The expansion project is one of the largest in the Indian paper industry involving close to USD $400 million, ABB added.

The scope of ABB's delivery includes energy efficient drive systems for the new paper machine, standalone drives and motors, and intelligent motor control centers (MCCs). The order also includes electrical infrastructure equipment such as transformers, transmission lines, other power equipment, and power management system for the pulp mill & paper machine.

ABB's flagship automation System 800xA will control the new pulp mill and provide a common control and visualization platform for all mill systems to optimize energy efficiency, the use of production resources and overall mill maintenance.

ABB will also provide design, engineering, commissioning and related on-site services.

Project commissioning is scheduled for the early fourth quarter of 2012.

SOURCE: ABB's Process Automation Division