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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 has provided integrated control, electrical and communication systems for Tan Thang Cement’s greenfield plant in Nghe An province, Vietnam, 250 km south of Hanoi. This follows on from initial automation and electrical systems delivery from ABB for this site, which will produce two million tons of cement per year.

Main data

Customer: 

Tan Thang Cement

Site: 

Nghe An province, Vietnam

Customer need: 

Integrated control, electrical and communication systems for optimal visibility into all processes for stable production and the efficient use of raw materials and energy.

Application: 

Customer benefits:
  • Efficient, safe operation and a reliable electrical supply for all processes
  • The new digital solutions will ensure operational efficiency at the greenfield site

Commissioning year: 2020

A new cement plant fit for the future

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 aimed to have the most modern cement production plant, equipped with the latest digital technology, to help us to achieve our ambitious production and efficiency goals,” said Mr. Hoang Anh Tuan, General Director from Tan Thang Cement. “ABB has supported us with their expertise, and we have built a strong digital foundation for the systems at our plant.” 

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

ABB’s 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 efficient 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. 
 
On the electrical side, ABB provided a 110kV 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 also delivered 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.
“Tan Thang Cement is proud to complete this project with the support of ABB, their expertise and technology in the cement industry. The plant has the latest digital solutions to become one of the most modern cement production plants in the region. This will help us reach our ambitious business and production goals.”

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