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.
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