ABB to supply state-of-the-art equipment for new cement plant in Turkey

Electrification, automation and drive solutions to provide high efficiency production at Medcem’s new cement plant in Turkey

Baden, Switzerland, October 16, 2012 – ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, received an order to provide electrification, automation and drive solutions for Medcem’s greenfield cement plant project in Turkey. The contract was awarded in July 2012.

The new plant will be located in Mersin, on the Mediterranean coast. With an estimated 10’000 tons of clinker per day, the plant will have the largest production capacity in Turkey. Production start-up is planned for March 2014.

ABB’s scope of supply for the greenfield project includes its state-of-the-art control System 800xA, Expert Optimizer process optimization software, medium and low voltage electrical motors, ACS800 series low voltage drives, ACS1000 and ACS6000 series medium voltage drives, ZS1 series medium voltage cubicles, MNS series low voltage cubicles, site erection, installation, commissioning and services. The equipment will provide high availability of the complete production process and raise efficiency through high-quality production at low energy consumption.

Medcem Mining & Building Materials Inc. is part of the Eren Holding. Starting its commercial activities in 1969 in the textile sector, Eren Holding and its affiliates are now also operating in the energy, paper, packaging, retail, cement, textile and tourism sectors. By adapting a growth strategy based on equity, the group became one of the leading business conglomerates in Turkey.

ABB’s well established relationship with the Eren Group, the ability to provide all solutions as single source supplier as well as its extensive cement engineering experience and knowledge of local electrical regulations were major factors for winning this order.

ABB ( is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 145,000 people.

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