ABB honored with the 2018 Solution Excellence Award

08 May 2019

ABB was honored with the 2018 Solution Excellence Award by media outlet Modern Manufacturing for the integrated automation solution at a 400,000-ton chemical pulp project in Laos. Modern Manufacturing selected projects that demonstrated digital transformation driven by intelligent innovation practices in the automation and drives industry in China.

Chemical pulp project
Source: ABB

This project was started in Laos in response to the Belt and Road initiative promoted by the Chinese government. The project incorporated a fully integrated control system based on ABB Ability™ System 800xA, which also included a quality management system and drive systems. The solution provided the stability and reliability needed for the mechanical equipment and systems on site.

The project had a massive undertaking and covers the complete process of pulp production, alkaline recovery, pulp board machines, biomass furnaces, and chemicals.