ABB wins $25-million order for Vietnamese cement project

Power and automation systems to maximize energy efficiency at new plant

Zurich, Switzerland, Feb. 5, 2008 – ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won an order worth $25 million from Vietnam Cement Industry Corporation (Vicem) for equipment to maximize productivity, monitor energy use and minimize energy consumption at a new cement plant.

The Binh Phuoc cement factory will be built about 130 kilometers north of Ho Chi Minh City and produce 5,500 tons of clinker per day, a primary ingredient of cement. The factory is scheduled for commissioning in first quarter of 2009.

The scope of ABB’s order includes engineering, construction and commissioning services, as well as overall project management supervision. The equipment ordered includes a 110-kilovolt (kV) distribution substation, automation equipment, motors, drives and instrumentation. ABB will also provide its Extended Automation System 800xA for process control, collaborative production management systems, and other auxiliary equipment. The order was booked in the fourth quarter 2007.

“ABB is committed to providing its customers with the leading-edge technology, services and know-how needed to make their operations successful,” said Veli-Matti Reinikkala, head of ABB’s Process Automation division. “Our comprehensive automation and power offerings, together with our expertise, give our customers a powerful blend of productivity, reliability and energy efficiency.”

This is the latest in a series of contracts ABB has supplied to Vicem since 1997. Most recently, ABB won an order to provide a similar scope of supply for the Phu Huu clinker grinding project.

ABB (www.abb.com) is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs more than 110,000 people.

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