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ABB Supplies Electrical Package and Drives Automation to Grupo Gondi's New Recycled Containerboard Mill in Mexico

ABB drive systems ABB' scope of supply includes switchgear, transformers, motors, drives, and automation for the paper machine drive system.

Sept. 3, 2020 - ABB has supplied and commissioned a full electrical solution for Grupo Gondi at its new 400,000 tonnes per year recycled containerboard mill located just north of Monterrey, Mexico. The project includes switchgear, transformers, motors, drives, and automation for the paper machine drive system with ABB's Ability™ System 800xA distributed control system.

ABB will also supply a specialty instrumentation package to enable Gondi to optimize operations while maintaining low energy costs.

Commissioning of the project is close to completion, with startup of the new paper machine, PM 7, scheduled this month, September 2020.

"Given the importance of this project, working with a reliable and experienced supplier that guaranteed meeting stringent paper machine specifications was crucial," said José Iribarne, Project Director, Monterrey Mill, Grupo Gondi. "ABB also has solid resources for support and maintenance in Mexico, and we look forward to working with them to ensure ongoing success."

About Grupo Gondi

Grupo Gondi is a leading paper and cardboard packaging company in the Mexican market. Currently, Grupo Gondi employs over 7,500 people, with 15 converting plants and 6 recycled paper machines in operation for a current paper production of 650,000 tons per year. With the new paper machine at Monterrey, the Group will increase its capacity to over 1 million tons per year.

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