ABB to digitally automate India cement grinding plant

Jan. 22, 2018

ABB reported Dec. 15 that it will provide integrated digital automation and electrical systems for India-based Emami Cement’s greenfield cement grinding unit at its plant in Orissa, India. Emami is the flagship company of the Kolkata-based Emami Group, which is investing in setting up energy-efficient cement plants to meet future demand from ongoing infrastructure investment in the country. Over 50% of the cement capacity in India currently uses ABB’s automation solutions.

“India’s infrastructure and housing is an integral part of our country’s growth, and we'd like to ensure we contribute to the national cause providing best-in-class quality cement to our consumers, and at the same time, be environmentally responsible by deploying world-class technology and manufacturing processes in our plants,” adds Vivek Chawla, CEO at Emami.

ABB will perform complete project implementation of supply, erection, testing and commissioning for the electrical distribution and ABB Ability 800xA automation system. The electrical distribution system includes a 220 kV switchyard with 20/25 MVA 220 kV/11 kV transformer, 11 kV board, intelligent motor control center, distribution transformer, medium- and low- voltage capacitors, and related accessories. System 800xA DCS will integrate control, electrical and  communication systems for optimal visibility into all processes for stable production and efficient use of all raw materials and energy.