ABB solutions for Northland Resources

In March 2012 ABB has won two orders for electrification and automation equipment to help Swedish iron ore ­producer Northland Resources operate its new concentrator plant at the highest levels of energy efficiency. The newly established Kaunisvaara project is located approximately 100 km north of the Arctic Circle in Sweden, near the Finnish border. When in full production, it will produce 5 million t of high grade iron ore per year in the concentrator plant, for use in iron and steelmaking.


The first order was awarded directly from Northland ­Resources and includes 9 prefabricated containerized electrical rooms with embedded medium- and low-voltage switchgear, variable-speed drives and motor control centers, integrated with a plant-wide process automation system using ABB’s Extended Automation System 800xA, fiber optic network equipment cabling, cable trenching, installation material, engineering, commissioning, installation supervision and project management services as well as associated civil works for the Tapuli iron ore deposit. The second order was placed by Metso and comprises the complete electrical and control package for the concentrator plant. Production start-up is scheduled for November 2012.



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