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:: ABB Provides Power and Automation for Smelter

ABB has won an order from Aluminerie Alouette to deliver power and automation solutions, and engineering services for its smelter in Quebec, Canada. ABB's solutions will provide greater operational flexibility and productivity on both pot lines, and improved overall energy efficiency for the smelter.

The order was booked in the first quarter of 2010. ABB will supply a turnkey rectifier/transformer package that includes a DC bus system, integration with existing controls/Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems, as well as engineering, installation and commissioning services. The project will be executed by ABB's Aluminium Execution Center - based in Montreal, Canada.

The new rectifier system is scheduled to be fully operational in August 2011. ABB's turnkey solutions include integrated strategies, engineering, supply, construction, management and service.




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