ABB secures an order from SSAB

10 May 2021

ABB has secured an order for the modernization of roller table drives and motors integrated with the existing ABB Ability™ System 800xA distributed control system (DCS) at SSAB’s hot strip mill in Borlänge, Sweden. 

The contract will result in increased energy efficiency and reliable, stable operations following a three-phase installation and commissioning program tied to planned maintenance shutdowns in 2021, 2022, and 2023.

ABB and SSAB have carefully planned out the ideal dimensioning and configuration solution for the roller table sections. This plan will fulfill specific requests from SSAB around remote options and draw on ABB’s deep knowledge-based solution for motors and drives optimization connected to its DCS.

The project will improve continuous operation with reduced energy consumption, reduced maintenance and reduced spare parts holding through upgrades, retention and expansion of existing ABB and third-party installed drives and motors. The old DC drive system will be replaced with the latest AC drive system, with ACS880 multidrives, AC motors and distribution panels integrated to the existing ABB Ability™ 800xA system for overriding control.

ABB will manage the entire plant and system design, installation, assembly and commissioning for SSAB. The two companies will work together to safely minimize shutdowns during assembly and commissioning phases, ensuring a fast, reliable start-up with limited production downtime.