ABB wins automation order from Fajar Paper

Automation system comprising distributed control system and quality control system will contribute to higher productivity and reliability of packaging paper production

Zurich, Switzerland, April 15, 2015 – ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won an order from PT Fajar Surya Wisesa Tbk (Fajar Paper), a leading packaging paper manufacturer in Indonesia. The contract was booked end of 2014.

ABB will provide the automation system for paper machine 3 (PM3), one of the current five paper machines at Fajar Paper responsible for a combined production of around 1.2 million tons of packaging paper per year, including Coated Duplex Board, Kraft Liner Board and Corrugated Medium Paper.

“We are very happy to use ABB equipment on our paper machines and we appreciate how ABB always takes a long term view of their relationship with Fajar, seeing it as something that is more important than one single order,” said Wimba Wibawa, Engineering Director in PT Fajar Surya Wisesa TBk.

The scope of delivery comprises distributed control system for stock preparation, chemical area and paper machine and quality control system for paper machine with two scanners. The existing third-party automation system in PM3 will be replaced with ABB’s Automation System 800xA, thus resolving the legacy issue faced by the automation system. With this project, Fajar Paper will be one step closer to its plan of having a site-wide fully integrated automation system.

“We are delighted to collaborate with Fajar Paper once again after the successful execution of the automation system in paper machine 5 and we look forward to a long-standing and valuable partnership,” said Ravi N., manager of ABB’s Process Automation division in Singapore. “ABB has extensive knowledge and experience in delivering such projects and will continue to build on this strong track record providing reliable and efficient technology for the paper industry.”

800xA is ABB’s flagship collaborative process automation platform comprising distributed control system, safety control system, quality control system and electrical control system.

ABB (www.abb.com) is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility, industry, and transport and infrastructure customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in roughly 100 countries and employs about 140,000 people.

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