ABB Power Distribution, Drives, Process Control and Optimization

ABB’s approach covers the complete value-added chain, from your mine to the product you market. We excel at merging equipment, skills and services to develop a complete customized solution that strengthens your entire operation regardless of project size. ABB’s capabilities combined with its global and local resources offer integrated power, control and information solutions.

Electrification and plant engineering

The efficiency of an industrial plant is influenced by its major mechanical and electrical installations, appropriate planning and engineering. We ensure the selection of the right technologies and products, their correct dimensioning, compliance with environmental conditions as well as the implementation of industry-dedicated smart solutions. All of this leads to substantial savings in investment and energy consumption adding up to a significant enhancement in a plant’s economy over its lifecycle.

Viewed as an integrated entity, the plant’s infrastructure includes items like optimized substation and electrical room layouts, cable engineering, grounding systems, fire detection and protection, air-conditioning and ventilation systems, communication systems and much more. ABB’s electrification solutions are engineered for safety, flexibility, security and the highest operational availability to keep your plant running day and night.

Power distribution

We offer the broadest range of high, medium and low voltage equipment for switching and distributing electrical power. Solutions are engineered for safety, flexibility and security to keep operations running day and night. This includes emergency power generation and UPS, prefabricated sub-stations, power factor compensation and harmonic filtering equipment, switchgear and transformers. ABB provides you with state-of-the-art technology to exceed today’s rigorous demands.

Drives applications

Selecting the right drive system for a particular application requires knowledge and experience within the process environment. ABB manufactures motors and drive systems from sub-kilowatt to the megawatt ratings of gearless drives for the largest SAG and ball mill applications. ABB combines its extensive industry knowledge with its application expertise to select the most economical drive solution for your particular, often unique circumstances. From single/dual pinion and high pressure grinding rolls to material handling, pumping and conveying systems, we continually strive for the highest availability, productivity and energy efficiency your operations can achieve.

Process control and instrumentation

Our process control solutions provide easy access to the process, production, quality and business information – from the most remote locations to corporate headquarters. Whether you are building a greenfield plant, extending or modernizing an existing plant, ABB provides tailored automation solutions that use real-time data – enabling constant monitoring and analysis of your process combined with improved asset availability. ABB also provides a wide range of instrumentation products for mining and mineral processing.

Integrated mine operations and remote control rooms

To increase production, improve profitability and reduce operational risks, companies require an operations management software platform which improves information flow and visibility across organizational silos and optimize business processes from mine to market. ABB is uniquely positioned to bring together industrial enterprise software spanning process control, production management, operational planning and optimization, work and asset management and backoffice corporate functions. As one of the leading providers of software to mining and mineral processing worldwide, ABB is on the forefront of technologies across the mining lifecycle that can help drive significant business value.

Service

Any equipment failure can seriously affect your plants productivity and profitability. To ensure that your investment is protected and to optimize asset performance, ABB has developed a concept based on the need to minimize operational risk and increase system availability. Our integrated long-term service agreement combines one or more service products in a simple customized agreement. You can choose the services that meet your site-specific requirements for preventive, predictive and corrective maintenance: field services; spare parts; services; remote services; training services; special services.

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ABB to Help New Iron Ore Plant to Operate at the Highest Levels of Energy Efficiency

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won two orders for electrification and automation equipment to help Swedish iron ore producer Northland Resources operate its new concentrator plant at the highest levels of energy efficiency.

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10 April 2014

Leading power and automation technology group ABB has won an order from Boliden for a three year long-term service agreement (LTSA) for Bolinden's copper mine in Aitik, Sweden.

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11 September 2013

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, recently completed commissioning of two synchronous condensers and harmonic filters for Xstrata Copper's Antapaccay project in the Yauri district of Espinar Province, southern Peru.

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14 August 2013

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group launches a new service product for hoist systems: Hoist Performance Monitoring Service. With this state-of-the-art solution ABB experts can monitor and analyse the hoist system remotely.

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11 June 2013

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, launches Minerals Library Release 5.1/4, a new version of the proven process control system library to reduce operating costs and increase productivity of cement and mineral processing plants.

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2 May 2013

The state-of-the-art mine hoist system will help Kryvyi Rih (Krivoj Rog) iron ore plant's Zarya Mine increase productivity while lowering energy consumption.

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9 April 2013

Nine double and three single drum hoists will help the company hoist potash in a most energy efficient way.

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4 April 2013

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won an order to provide the electrical equipment, including its new gearless conveyor drives, for Codelco's largest operation in Chile.

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25 March 2013

Baldor Electric Company (a member of the ABB group) provides totally-enclosed explosion-proof motors for use in the dust-filled explosive atmosphere of underground coal mines.

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5 March 2013

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, recently completed commissioning of the integrated electrification and automation system for the first process line of Northland Resources' Kaunisvaara iron ore concentrator plant.

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24 January 2013

Ventyx, an ABB company, today released the results of its third-annual Mining Executive Insights survey, revealing new trends and shifting attitudes around workforces, capital investments and technology. The new study identified worker safety and managing capital projects as the highest priorities of today's mining executives, followed closely by maximising production effectiveness.

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30 October 2012

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, recently won a contract from mining equipment provider Tenova TAKRAF to supply power and automation equipment for the material handling and processing systems at the Antucoya greenfield copper project in northern Chile.

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10 October 2012

ABB recently won an order to deliver an energy management system to Swedish mining company LKAB that will optimise energy use at its Kiruna and Malmberget underground iron ore mines, and its newest Svappavaara open pit mine.

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26 September 2012

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won an order to provide three single pinion high-speed mill drive systems for the Western Range iron ore greenfield project in Liberia, West Africa.

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26 September 2012

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, won an order to upgrade Anglo American Platinum's high pressure grinding rolls (HPGR) drive system at the Mogalakwena North open-pit mine, South Africa. The contract was awarded in the second quarter of 2012.

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18 September 2012

ABB, the leading power and power technology group, has won orders totaling $140 million from Vale S.A. (Vale) to supply automation and electrical equipment for the world's largest iron ore project investment, which comprises in the development of a mine and a processing plant located in Brazil. The orders were booked during the first quarter.

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24 July 2012

ABB was recently awarded a five-year ABB Full Service® contract with Namibia Custom Smelters (NCS), to manage and improve all maintenance activities at their copper smelting and converting plant in northern Namibia.

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16 July 2012

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won two orders for electrification and automation equipment to help Swedish iron ore producer Northland Resources operate its new concentrator plant at the highest levels of energy efficiency.

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16 July 2012

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won two orders for electrification and automation equipment to help Swedish iron ore producer Northland Resources operate its new concentrator plant at the highest levels of energy efficiency.

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13 June 2012

ABB's minerals/underground mining business unit and Atlas Copco Underground Rock Excavation, Sweden (Atlas Copco) have developed an innovative mobile integration system combining ABB's process control system 800xA, and Atlas Copco mining machines.

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5 July 2009

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, announced that it recently won a contract valued over $28 million from Terrane Metals Corporation. The contract includes the delivery of drive systems for the new Mount Milligan copper-gold mine in northwest Canada. ABB's solutions

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22 April 2009

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, announced that it recently won an order from Minera Chinalco Peru SA for the delivery and installation of three complete gearless mill drive (GMD) systems for the Toromocho copper project. The Toromocho mine is located in central

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22 February 2009

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, announced that it has signed a contract worth $62 million with Vale International Switzerland for the Oman Industrial Complex project. The end user of the project will be Vale Middle East, Oman. The contract, which came into force

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22 February 2009

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, announced that it has signed a contract with Polysius Corporation USA for the Penasquito High Pressure Grinding Rolls (HPGR) extension project. The Penasquito property is located in the mining state of Zacatecas, in Mexico. Start- up of the

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12 November 2008

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, announced that it held the second global gearless mill drive (GMD) user meeting. The conference, a conjoint organisation between ABB Switzerland and ABB Peru, took place in Lima, Peru, 23-24 October 2008 at the Hotel Marriott. This conferenc

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11 November 2008

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has announced that it has won a follow-up order for the Salobo copper mine project, which is being developed by Salobo Metais SA, a totally owned subsidiary of Vale (former CVRD). At the end of 2007, ABB signed a contract for the d

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13 October 2008

A performance monitoring system for ABB drives has been launched by ABB. The system optimizes service and maintenance costs over the drives lifecycle and reduces the incidence of costly emergency repairs. DriveMonitor™ is a diagnostic system featuring a hardware module inside the

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13 October 2008

A global leader in power and automation technology, ABB is honoured to be Vale Inco’s electrification, hoisting and automation partner for the Totten Mine Project. Vale Inco’s reopening of Totten mine is a $400 million project and the first new Vale Inco mine in Sudbury in 35 years. Work began on

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21 September 2008

A shovel excavator more than 20yrs old was recently equipped with modern electrical technology by ABB. This offered more advantages for Lafarge Zement than the purchase of a new excavator. The rugged shovel excavator, used by Lafarge Zement at its Karsdorf location in Saxony-Anhalt, was not yet r

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21 September 2008

ABB, the leading power and automation technology company, announced the release of the ABB Reliability Fingerprint, a new consulting service from ABB reliability services. The Fingerprint is a two-week assessment focused on improving site productivity, reliability practices and mainten

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21 September 2008

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, announced that it has won an $88 million order from Minera Petaquilla (MPSA). The order, booked in May 2008, is to deliver gearless mill drive systems to increase productivity and lower energy consumption at a new copper mine in Panama.

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31 July 2008

ABB has premiered a new, high-performance series of power converters called DCS800, featuring numerous striking innovations. These include operator control of unprecedented simplicity for power converters, uncomplicated scalability, plus IEC 61131 programmability integrated as standard (IEC 61131

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21 July 2008

Underground mining relies on hoists to transport people, equipment and ore between the mining zone and the surface. ABB hoist systems are raising productivity, energy efficiency and grid stability for customers all over the world. Mine hoist systems are a key component in underground m

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5 July 2008

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, announced that it recently won a five-year contract from Minera Escondida Ltda (operated by BHP Billiton) to manage maintenance and increase productivity at the world's largest copper mine. Located in the northern part of Chile, th

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30 June 2008

With the introduction of a fully integrated, regenerative AC drive, in a 7.5hp to 2,600hp range, ABB again extends the array of complete motor-control solutions provided through the company’s ACS800 product family. Regenerative drives, also known as four-quadrant drives, incorporate an active sup

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30 June 2008

Via ABB’s expanded ACS800-U4 drive modules line, panel builders, system integrators and OEMs can buy exactly the parts they need to build motor-control units for end users. The drive module line has been expanded to include R2 – R6 frame sizes, which include a range of 1hp - 200hp. R7 and R8 fram

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21 November 2007

ABB Switzerland organised the first global Gearless Mill Drive User Meeting in Lucerne, Switzerland, on October 25 and 26, 2007 ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, announces that it has held the first global Gearless Mill Drive (GMD) User Meeting. The conferen

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22 December 2006

ABB Switzerland, in collaboration with ABB Australia, organized a Gearless Mill Drive User Meeting in Sydney, Australia, on 16th and 17th November 2006. Baden, 22nd December 2006 - ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, announces that it has held a Gearless Mill Dri

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12 October 2006

Santiago, October 2006 - ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, won a $17 million technological package contract for Codelco Chile's Andina Division. The "Information Integration to Support Decision Making" project (PIITD), reinforces ABB Chile's strategy in automation, syste

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Minerals & Mining

Segelhofstrasse 9P

5405 Baden 5 Daettwil

Switzerland

+41 58 586 84 44 www.abb.com/mining

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