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ABB wins $20-million metals order in China

By Gerald Ondrey |

ABB (www.abb.com) has won a $20 million order from Shandong Nanshan Aluminum to deliver electrical and automation solutions and engineering services for its new three-stand Tandem Cold Mill in Longkou, China. The new mill will have an annual production capacity of 400,000 metric tons (m.t.) of aluminum coils that will be used to make aluminum cans. Scheduled to start operation in 2012, the state-of-the-art mill will significantly expand Nanshan’s production capacity, to more than 400,000 m.t./yr of aluminum, to meet soaring market demand.  ABB will deliver comprehensive automation and electrical systems, including Extended Automation System 800xA for process control, instrumentation, low and medium voltage Direct Torque Control (DTC) drive systems, electrical equipment, as well as related engineering, commissioning and other site services. ABB’s solution will provide operational efficiency, stable processes and reliable electric supply, and the ability to control product quality to Nanshan’s exacting standards for material thickness tolerance.  The new mill is the first of its kind ever delivered in China. The greenfield mill at Longkou is one of several projects that ABB has delivered for Nanshan Group,…
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