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Siemens to Provide Electrification and Service for Cascades' New Containerboard Mill

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Siemens Industry Inc., Atlanta, Ga., USA, the U.S. affiliate of Siemens' global Industry sector business, reports that it has received a multi-million dollar order from Greenpac Mill LLC, a Cascades Inc. affiliate, to supply the complete electrification and service for a new $430 million green containerboard mill in Niagara Falls, N.Y. (see article in Weekly Spotlight section above) The Metso machine will be one of the largest of its kind in North America.

Siemens will provide a fully-integrated automation solution and the complete electric power distribution equipment for the new 250,000-sq. ft. mill, including drives, motors, gear boxes, and stock preparation, as well as paper machine equipment and services. The equipment will include medium and low voltage switchgear, power transformers, variable speed drives, and medium and low voltage motion control centers.

Additionally, the process control system will provide a single view of the entire facility, which will help minimize development, implementation, and life cycle costs, and reduce engineering resources. Siemens will provide all main service components for the mill, including engineering, project management, and commissioning and startup assistance. The order also includes a three-year site support agreement, complete with a 99% uptime guarantee and spare parts and services.


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