ABB to Supply Automation and Power Equipment to JK Paper Ltd for Mill in India

Zurich, Switzerland, 16 September 2011 -- ABB has won an order worth more than USD 15 million to supply integrated automation and power equipment and related engineering and commissioning services to JK Paper Ltd for its mill expansion project. The company is a major player in the Indian Paper industry and is the largest producer of branded copier papers in India.

The order is for capacity enhancement for one of its units, JK Paper Mills. Located in Rayagada, in the state of Orissa, southeast India, this mill annually produces 125,000 tons of branded printing, writing, and copier paper. The mill expansion and modernization project will more than double its production capacity. It will add a new paper machine with a capacity of 165,000 tons per year, a pulp mill that will produce 215,000 tons of wood pulp per year, and a 55 MW power plant. This expansion project, costing close to USD 400 million, is one of the largest in the Indian paper industry.

ABB’s delivery for the mill will help to improve its overall production efficiency and capacity. While maximizing energy efficiency and ensuring a reliable source of power, it will provide further impetus to the company’s resource conservation efforts in energy and water.

ABB will deliver energy efficient drive systems for the new paper machine, standalone drives and motors, and intelligent motor control centers (MCCs). The scope of supply also includes electrical infrastructure equipment, such as transformers, transmission lines, other power equipment, and power management system for the pulp mill and paper machine. ABB’s automation systemwill control the new pulp mill and provide a common control and visualization platform for all mill systems to optimize energy efficiency, the use of production resources, and overall mill maintenance.

ABB will also provide design, engineering, commissioning and related on-site services. Project commissioning is scheduled for the early fourth quarter of 2012.