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System 800xA automates processes at Dakhalia sugar mill in Egypt

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ABB's System 800xA Extended Automation platform offers easy migration from previous systems, evolution capability as system needs change, and compatibility with all leading communication protocols

One of the most advanced sugar mills in Egypt

One of the Egyptian government’s longstanding economic goals is to make the country self-sufficient in sugar. New mills are under construction, and older mills are being revamped to increase overall capacity and help reduce the production deficit.

Sugar is one of Egypt’s most important crops and fastest growing consumer staples. Sixty percent of the country’s sugar mills are equipped with ABB process automation systems, and Dakhalia Sugar in the Nile Delta is a case in point.

Dakhalia Sugar produces some 120,000 tons of sugar a year at the Belkas sugar mill, one of the largest and technologically most advanced in the country.

When Dakhalia Sugar decided to upgrade the process automation system at their Belkas mill in the Nile Delta, they selected ABB after a review of leading automation suppliers.

Main facts

Industry Food and beverage manufacturing
Customer Dakhalia Sugar’s Belkas sugar mill
Country Egypt
Solutions

System 800xA automation platform with

Local support and industry competence

“Our long experience with the sugar industry and large installed base enables us to provide customers with a level of local support and industry competence that no other supplier can match,” says Sherif Moustafa of ABB Automation, Egypt.

“That and the fact that we could meet all the customer’s requirements within the stipulated budget and within a very tight deadline were key to our selection.”
The control room with its System 800xA operator workplaces

AC 800M controllers in redundant configuration at the sugar plant

Sherif Moustafa of ABB Automation
“Our long experience with the sugar industry and large installed base enables us to provide customers with a level of local support and industry competence that no other supplier can match”

As a leading partner with the Egyptian sugar industry, ABB has the largest installed base of process automation systems in the country, serving sugar cane refineries in the south and the sugar beet mills in the north.

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