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PROCESS AUTOMATION – ABB chosen for Goro plant

NEW CALEDONIA - Swiss plant automation specialist ABB has been selected to carry out electrical and automation work...


NEW CALEDONIA – Swiss plant automation specialist ABB has been selected to carry out electrical and automation work at INCO LTD.’s new Goro nickel plant. The contract includes 690-V MNS motor control centres, low voltage variable speed drives, containerized switch rooms, generator panels and low voltage distribution boards. The control system will be one of the largest in the world with approximately 60 redundant controllers, 16,000 directly connected I/Os and over 20,000 communication I/Os. The contract is worth more than $21 million.

According to ABB, it was selected for its proposal underlining the benefits of a single supplier and for its competitive price. Using a single supplier is expected to provide effective project integration, faster installation times, and long-term operational benefits.

Learn more about ABB’s mineral processing and mining expertise at www.ABB.com/minerals.