ABB to provide integrated automation and electrical systems for Emami Cement in Odisha
ABB India has received an order for an automation and electricial system for a 2 MPTA greenfield plant in Odisha by Emami Cement, the flagship company of the Kolkata-based Emami Group. Emami is setting up advanced and energy-efficient cement plants to meet the future demand of cement coming out of steadily rising infrastructure spend in the country. The solution implemented will minimise energy consumption and enhance the overall plant performance helping the plant support infrastructure growth in the region.
ABB will be undertaking complete project implementation including supply, erection, testing and commissioning for the electrical distribution and distributed control system (DCS). The 800xA DCS will help monitor, control and optimise the cement manufacturing process while maximising plant uptime. The electrical distribution system inlcudes 220 kV switchyard with 20/25 MVA 220kV/11kV Transformer, 11 kV Board, Intelligent Motor Control Centre, Distribution transformer, medium- and low- voltage capacitors and allied accessories.
ABB has had a long association with the Emami Group, having implemented automation, instrumentation and electrical solutions for their cement plant at Chhattisgarh and paper manufacturing facility at Odisha.
Vivek Chawla, CEO, Emami Cement Limited, “India’s infrastructure and housing is an integral part of our country’s growth and we would like to ensure we contribute to the national cause providing best-in-class quality cement to our consumers, at the same time being environmentally responsible by deploying world-class technology and manufacturing process in our plants.”
Madhav Vemuri, President, Industrial Automation, ABB India, said, “ABB has been a key partner to cement companies transitioning as per evolving market demands and requirements to be globally more competitive with optimised energy usage and lower emissions. Our value proposition lies in the ability to offer and execute integrated process and power automation solutions backed by years of expertise to optimise processes for customers from mine to market. We specifically help optimise energy and raw material consumption that are two major costs in the sector.”