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  1. ABB AB
1 February 2008

ABB to Supply Complete Mine Hoist to Jinchuan Nickel in China

The new production hoist will increase productivity and bring ore from a new mining level to the surface

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has signed a contract with Jinchuan Group Limited (JNMC), to supply a mine hoist to its nickel mine in Jinchang, an industrial city in the eastside of the Hexi Corridor in Gansu Province, China. JNMC is the number one nickel producer in China.

The new mine hoist will be used to bring ore from a new mining level up to the surface. ABB’s scope of supply includes, among other things, both mechanical and electrical equipment such as pulley and shaft, brake system, System 800xA control system, motors, drive system ACS 6000 SD, transformers, as well as project commissioning. ABB will also supply switchgear, skips, measuring pocket and unloading equipment for the new mine hoist.

The delivery of the equipment is scheduled to take place during the fall 2009.

“The contract is a breakthrough for ABB as a supplier for both production hoists as well as for non-coal mining industry in China,” says Leif Andersson, head of ABB Underground Mining Operation in Västers, Sweden. “ABB complete scope of supply for mine hoists, ability to deliver, as well as its huge mine hoist references in China’s coal mining industry, helped ABB win this important contract.”

Jinchuan Group Ltd is a large integrated non-ferrous metallurgical and chemical engineering enterprise engaged in mining, concentrating, metallurgy and chemical engineering in China. ABB 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 about 110,000 people.

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