The ABB control system lifecycle services combined with ABB’s qualified capabilities in minerals applications greatly assisted the largest cement producer in the MEA region in securing the plant’s continuity and availability. Based on optimum planning, future availability of spare parts is ensured.
Supporting the largest Middle East cement producer
The Egyptian Cement Company Lafarge (ECC) plant, located in Ain Sokhna, about 250 kilometers west of Cairo, is the largest cement producer in the middle east. With its five production lines, the company achieves a total production capacity of 25’000 tons per day.
Automation specialists from ABB in Egypt participated in the engineering and commissioning work of the plant’s automation system. With its local certified resources and process know-how, ABB has been a key support for ECC maintaining their production and expansion plans and growing successfully in a smooth manner.
ABB has provided programs for software management and extended software lifecycle support policy through the Sentinel program. ECC were continuously updated throughout the planned evolution strategies which will help to secure the installed base in the future and to support ECC with protecting their automation system investment.