ABB Awarded Five-year Service Contract for Sappi Paper Mill in the Netherlands

April 4, 2012 - ABB said that it has been awarded a five-year maintenance improvement agreement by Sappi to manage and improve all maintenance activities at Sappi's Nijmegen fine paper mill in the Netherlands.

Under the performance-based agreement, ABB will manage all maintenance operations to improve overall productivity and equipment reliability at the mill, and retain and further develop all existing maintenance staff and management. ABB will also help the mill to reduce its energy consumption while achieving these production efficiencies.

"This maintenance improvement agreement highlights ABB's capabilities in providing comprehensive service solutions for the industrial sector. Our innovative approach to performance-based services ensures improved production and equipment performance, energy efficiency and reliability for the entire facility," said Veli-Matti Reinikkala, head of ABB's Process Automation division.

Under the agreement, ABB also will focus on process optimization and equipment lifecycle management at the site, as well as manage all maintenance related third-party subcontractors and suppliers.