Rockwell Automation Boosts Production Efficiency at Egyptian Chemical Plant

by IS_Indust

Programme for modernising plants is expected to become a benchmark project for technology integration and enclosure design globally.

The largest company in the world devoted to industrial automation and digital transformation, Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK), announced today that its automation and motor control centre (MCC) technology will be a key component of a sizable modernization project at the Abu Zaabal Fertiliser Chemical Co. (AZFC) in Egypt.

Sulfuric acid is produced at the brownfield site in 98% concentration for phosphate fertilisers. Previously held by the Egyptian government, it is now relying on private investment to modernise its operations, which includes the introduction of contemporary automation systems and low-voltage MCC technologies. These will all be contained in 87 modules, 16M2, and 25 Bays of CUBIC enclosures.

According to Sebastien Grau, Rockwell Automation’s regional vice president for the Middle East, Turkey, and Africa, “This AZFC program was supported by KMT For Industrial Services – a local authorized distributor within the Rockwell Automation PartnerNetwork™. This team put a great strategy in place and effectively demonstrated the added value of the CUBIC solution versus those from other vendors. The system’s highly flexible modular footprint played a large role in its acceptance too, as there is limited real estate at the plant.”

Moataz Mohamed Head of Sales and Marketing at KMT adds: “We worked very closely with the engineering team at AZFC, backed by the full support of the CUBIC team. And it was this combination of people and technologies that allowed us to fulfil a key business strategy of offering complete automation and electrical solutions to the MENA region. Cubic’s design, software, and engineering support, coupled to its status within Rockwell Automation, really gives us an edge.”

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