ABB delivers Industrial IT solutions to Basell Polyolefins

Pero, Italy, September 5, 2002 – ABB, the global power and automation technology group, will deliver a full range of products and services to Basell Polyolefins in Wesseling, Germany. The new plant will produce HDPE pipe grades in black, blue and orange-yellow using the Advanced Cascade Process which is the latest generation of the Hostalen Slurry technology. (Hostalen HDPE pipe grades are well established Basell brands used for water, sewage and gas distribution pressure pipe applications).

The order comprises Operate IT control systems, Control IT controllers, engineering, configuration, commissioning, startup and operator training. The order also includes the implementation of a redundant Profibus interface.

“ABB Industrial IT solutions provide a full range of quality services and products for our plant,” said Dr. Michael Aulbach, Project Manager, Basell Polyolefins GmbH. “We chose ABB for our new plant because of their knowledge and Industrial IT portfolio. We are confident in the usual good quality and smooth cooperation in the course of the project execution.” The project is scheduled for completion in mid 2004.

Basell (www.basell.com) is the world’s largest producer of polypropylene, a leading supplier of polyethylene and advanced polyolefin products, and a global leader in the development and licensing of polypropylene and polyethylene processes and catalysts. Established in 2000, Basell has customers in more than 120 countries and manufacturing facilities in 18 countries on five continents. Basell’s corporate headquarters is located in Hoofddorp, The Netherlands, near Amsterdam.

ABB (www.abb.com) is a global leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies employs 150,000 and operates in more than 100 countries worldwide.
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