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:: ABB Awarded Euro 24M Aluminium Project in Iceland

ABB, leading power and automation technology group, said that it has won a 24M contract in co-operation with the Icelandic company Orkuvirki for power electronics, power distribution and control systems to expand the Nordural primary aluminium plant in western Iceland. The expansion will double the plant's capacity.

ABB Switzerland will supply a complete rectifier / transformer package, SCADA control, plus project design, installation and start-up. Orkuvirki will manufacture and install various electrical equipment cubicles, composed of products from ABB and others for the high voltage and medium voltage distribution.

Century Aluminum, a major supplier of high-purity aluminium owns the Nordural primary aluminium plant, at Grundartangi.

The expansion will double the smelter's production capacity from 90kt to 180kt of high-quality aluminium annually. Electrical power for the expansion will be provided by geothermal sources.

Production start-up for the new systems is scheduled for February 2006.




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