ABB have won an order from Vale in Mozambique for complete electrification and automation solutions to maximise productivity, monitor energy use and minimise energy consumption at a new coal mine.
The new mine is one of Vale’s major investments in Africa and will be built at Moatize in the Tete province of Mozambique. When completed, it will have a nominal capacity of 11 million tonnes per year, 8.5 million tonnes of metallurgical coal and 2.5 million of thermal coal.
According to Veli-Matti Reinikkala, Head, ABB’s Process Automation division, ABB’s vast industry experience, combined with the automation and power offerings, provide customers with the robust solutions they need for these large scope projects. The ability to provide a complete scope of supply, global expertise and excellent local resources helped ABB to win the order. Construction of the entire facility will take an estimated 36 months, and ABB’s portion of the work is expected to be completed by the end of 2010.