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Cement plant in Vietnam adopts latest digital technologies

Digitalization of production process will help new Tan Thang cement plant operate efficiently and profitably from day one

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ABB to provide integrated automation and electrical systems for Tan Thang Cement Joint Stock Company’s greenfield cement plant in the Nghe An province in Vietnam, 250 km south of Hanoi. This follows the initial automation and electrical systems delivery from ABB for this site planning to produce two million tons of cement per year.

Main data

 Customer: 

Tan Thang Cement

 Site: 

Nghe An province in Vietnam

Customer need: 

Incorporating the latest Industry 4.0 technology into the new plant
Integration of all plant systems

Application: 

Customer benefits:

Efficient, safe operation and a reliable electrical supply for all processes

Commissioning year: 2019

Aiming for the most modern cement production plant

The investors in the Tan Thang Cement project are focused on incorporating the latest Industry 4.0 technology into the new plant. ABB Ability™, which is ABB’s cross-industry digital offering, will help to provide integration of all plant systems for efficient, safe operation and a reliable electrical supply for all processes.

“We are aiming to have the most modern cement production plant, equipped with the latest digital technology, that will help us to achieve our production and efficiency goals,” said Mr. Hoang Anh Tuan, General Director from Tan Thang Cement. “ABB is helping us to build a strong digital foundation for the systems at our plant, to help us succeed from our first day of production.”

Mr. Hoang Anh Tuan, General Director from Tan Thang Cement.
“We are aiming to have the most modern cement production plant, equipped with the latest digital technology, that will help us to achieve our production and efficiency goals.

Optimal visibility into all processes for stable production, efficent use of raw materials and energy

ABB’s initial delivery included ABB Ability™ System 800xA DCS (Distributed Control System) to integrate control, electrical and communication systems for optimal visibility into all processes for stable production and efficent use of raw materials and energy. It also included ABB Ability™ Knowledge Manager and Expert Optimizer software, as well as basic communication and electrical system infrastructure and equipment.

This is followed-up by a 110kV AIS Substation (Air Insulated Substation), with a SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) system based on ABB Ability™ System 800xA for Power Control, as well as telecommunications, and High Voltage primary and secondary equipment to support the electrical infrastructure. ABB will also deliver power transformers, distribution transformers, an Intelligent Motor Control Center, Auxiliary Control Center, Emergency Diesel Generator, DC power supply, various field devices, and related commissioning services.

Mr. Hoang Anh Tuan, General Director from Tan Thang Cement
"ABB is helping us to build a strong digital foundation for the systems at our plant, to help us succeed from our first day of production.”

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