ABP Induction has received an order for an aluminium furnace with a capacity of seven tonnes and a 2,200 kW, 12-pulse power supply. The plant is to be located in the Baie Comeau region of the Canadian province of Quebec at Lefebvre and will be a key part of the aluminium recycling process within the local smelter operation. Commissioning is scheduled for March 2020.
A reason for winning the order was the excellent support Lefebvre received during the planning process, says ABP. A further key factor was that ABP was able to offer Lefebvre the opportunity to visit ABP customers in the USA with similar plant configurations so that they could get a genuine impression of ABP plants in practice.
Flexibility was then the decisive factor: ABP met all customer specifications and requirements, offers local service support and CSA certification of the electrical system. Engineering and plant construction will be carried out in the USA.
For ABP, the conclusion of this deal is of great importance to the development in this market: the customer intends to duplicate this newly established process with other aluminium smelters worldwide. In this context, the productivity of the processes based on ABP plant technology plays a decisive role: both the customer and ABP expect a short-term return on investment. “We chose ABP because they are known for their professionalism, competence and know-how, fast response times and mainly local support,” concludes the Canadian customer.
About ABP Induction
ABP is a leading manufacturer of induction furnaces and systems for inductive melting and holding for the metal and metalworking industries. ABP is an expert in melting, pouring, holding and heating iron, steel and non-ferrous metals with design, production, assembly and services for foundries, forges and steelworks. The ABP Induction Group with more than 400 employees operates companies in the USA, Mexico, Sweden, Germany, South Africa, Russia, India, Thailand and China. It is represented by service and sales partners in most of the world's industrialized nations.