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Power Distribution, Drives, Process Control and Optimization

Minerals & Mining,
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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.

Transformers, rectifiers, switchgears and power factor correction.
Motor control centers.
Mine automation.
Gearless and ring-geared mill drive solutions.
Customer service.

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.


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.

Granny Smith Gold Mine

Granny Smith Mine (GSM) is an underground gold mine located in Western Australia. It is among the largest and highest producing gold mines in the country.

Las Bambas Copper Mine

The Las Bambas open-pit mine is located between the Cotabambas and Grau provinces of Apurímac region, approximately 72km south-west of Cusco City, Peru.

ABB Commissions Synchronous Condensers at Antapaccay Copper Mine

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.

11 September 2013

ABB Launches New Version of System 800xA Minerals Library

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.

11 June 2013

Workforce Safety is Number One Priority for Leading Mining Companies, Says New Global Study

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.

24 January 2013

ABB to Revamp High Pressure Grinding Rolls Drive System in South Africa

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.

26 September 2012

ABB Wins $140m Order in Brazil to Automate World’s Largest Iron Ore Mine Investment

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.

18 September 2012

New Solutions Developed at Kvarntorp Test Mine by ABB

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.

13 June 2012

ABB Wins $28 Million Mining Order in Canada

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

5 July 2009

ABB Wins $62 Million Order in Oman

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

22 February 2009

ABB Wins Order for Penasquito HPGR Project

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

22 February 2009

ABB Held Global Gearless Mill Drive User Meeting

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

12 November 2008

ABB Wins Additional Order for Brazilian Salobo Copper Mine Project

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

11 November 2008

Drive Monitoring System from ABB Reduces Maintenance Costs

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

13 October 2008

ABB Helping Vale Inco Create the Mine of the Future

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

13 October 2008

Reasonably Priced and Better than New

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

21 September 2008

ABB Launches Reliability Fingerprint

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

21 September 2008

ABB Wins $88 Million Mining Order in Panama

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.

21 September 2008

ABB Takes Underground Mining to a New Level

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

21 July 2008

ABB Wins Five-Year Full Service Contract in Chile

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

5 July 2008

ABB Holld Global Gearless Mill Drive User Meeting

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

21 November 2007

ABB holds Gearless Mill Drives User Meeting in Sydney

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

22 December 2006


Minerals & Mining
Segelhofstrasse 9P
5405 Baden 5 Daettwil

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