New order for ABB

ABB announced an order from Aker Solutions for the delivery of three gearless mill drive (GMD) systems for Kazakhmys PLC’s Bozshakol copper project in north-eastern Kazakhstan. The order was booked in July 2010. These will be the first ABB GMD ­systems delivered in the CIS region. Production start is scheduled to take place in 2015. Bozshakol will incorporate a conventional copper concentrator plant, with expected throughput of 25 million t/a. ABB’s scope of supply consists of three ­complete GMD systems including transformers, ringmotors and containerized E-houses. The scope of supply also includes spare parts, commissioning support and training.

ABB Switzerland Ltd, Zürich (CH), Tel.: +41 58-586-8832, www.abb.com

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