ABB to help achieve energy efficiency objectives in CRH cement plants
ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, recently won a contract with CRH Europe Materials to provide process optimisation solutions for 12 of their plants in Europe and the US. CRH is a diversified building materials group which produces and provides building material products from the fundamentals of heavy materials to value-added exterior products.
CRH is a member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) Cement Sustainability Initiative. As such, the company has committed to a set of objectives covering issues such as CO2 and climate protection, emission protection and lower use of fuels and raw materials. Currently the data collection for calculating the required key performance indicators from their plants is done individually and often manually. ABB's proven Knowledge Manager software will help to automate this process and collect the information centrally from a regional server. ABB's longstanding relationship with the existing installed base within CRH, its in-depth knowledge in process automation as well as proven concepts with other cement producers, were important factors in winning this contract software solution is web-based.