ABB has been selected to supply a mill-wide distributed control system (DCS) and quality control system (QCS) for the Gulf Ply Paper Co.’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.”