ABB to supply comprehensive digital control solution for new Gulf Ply mill in Dammam, Saudi Arabia

ABB systems will help new paper mill to optimize quality and reduce downtime

ABB has been selected to supply a mill-wide distributed control system (DCS) and quality control system (QCS) for the Gulf Ply Paper Company’s new paper mill in Dammam, Saudi Arabia. Based on ABB Ability™ System 800xA, the solution includes ABB’s Pulp & Paper Library, providing a flexible, consistent and comprehensive means of controlling and supervising manufacturing processes when the new mill becomes operational in October 2019.

The order is ABB’s first for the Gulf Ply Paper Company and increases ABB’s customer base in Saudi Arabia.

“Our installation will help Gulf Ply to improve efficiency and ease of operation throughout the new mill with a solution that takes into account the specific needs and process requirements for a greenfield site,” said Ahmed Fathy, Regional Pulp and Paper Manager for ABB. “We look forward to enabling a successful start-up for Gulf Ply’s new mill as well as helping Gulf Ply optimize operations in the future.”

GULF PLY CO. FOR PAPER MANUFACTURING LIMITED (GPP) is a Saudi Arabian company that is part of the Mohammed Al Ojaimi Group. The group was founded in 1976 by its proprietor and General Manager Mohammed Al-Ojaimi to service the electric power transmission and distribution industry for private sector and civil turnkey projects. It has more than 7,000 employees

ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a technology leader that is driving the digital transformation of industries. With a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB has four customer-focused, globally leading businesses: Electrification, Industrial Automation, Motion, and Robotics & Discrete Automation, supported by the ABB Ability™ digital platform. ABB’s Power Grids business will be divested to Hitachi in 2020. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 147,000 employees. www.abb.com

System 800xA, with ABB Pulp and Paper Library, will help control and supervise the manufacturing process.
System 800xA, with ABB Pulp and Paper Library, will help control and supervise the manufacturing process.

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