Siemens wins order for complete electrification and service of Greenpac's $430M 'green' containerboard mill in Niagara Falls, NY

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Siemens wins order for complete electrification and service of Greenpac's $430M 'green' containerboard mill in Niagara Falls, NY

June 27, 2011 - 05:41
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ATLANTA, GA, June 27, 2011 (PRNewswire) -Siemens Industry, Inc. today announced 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. This machine will be one of the largest of its kind in North America.

"We are thrilled that Greenpac has selected Siemens for this innovative project," said Jagannath Rao, president of the Industry Solutions division, Siemens Industry, Inc. "Our energy efficient technology combined with Greenpac's sustainable products will meet the needs of its customers at a reduced cost for many years to come."

Siemens will provide a fully-integrated automation solution and the complete electric power distribution equipment for the new 250,000-square-foot 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.

Siemens technology offers a unique level of integration into an automation system that reduces the number of human machine interfaces (HMI) and ensures maximum data transparency across all levels. Customer benefits will include optimized process operation and reduced maintenance costs in addition to a shorter project schedule for the customer, increased cost-savings, higher system availability and flexibility, and reduced expenses for configuration and commissioning.

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 start-up assistance. The order also includes a three-year site support agreement - complete with a 99 percent uptime guarantee - and spare parts and services.

Located adjacent to an existing Norampac facility in Niagara Falls, N.Y., the new, environmentally-friendly Greenpac mill will manufacture a lightweight linerboard made with 100 percent recycled fibers on a single machine that has an annual production capacity of 540,000 short tons. Construction of the mill will begin inJuly 2011 and is expected to create 108 new jobs in New York. Start-up is scheduled for the summer of 2013.

Siemens Pulp & Paper Technologies is a global provider of solutions, systems, products and services for the pulp and paper industry..

About Siemens:

Siemens Industry, Inc. (SII) is the U.S. affiliate of Siemens' global Industry Sector business-the world's leading supplier of production, transportation and building technology solutions. The company's integrated hardware and software technologies enable comprehensive industry-specific solutions for industrial and infrastructure providers to increase their productivity, sustainability and profitability. The Industry Sector includes six divisions: Building Technologies, Industry Automation, Industry Solutions, Mobility, Drive Technologies and Osram Sylvania. With nearly 204,000 Siemens Industry Sector employees worldwide, the Industry Sector posted a worldwide profit of $4.7 billion on revenues of $47.3 billion in fiscal 2010.

A division of Siemens Industry, Inc. (SII), Industry Solutions (IS) is one of the world's leading solution and service providers for industrial and infrastructure facilities comprising the business activities of Siemens VAI Metals Technologies, Water Technologies and Industrial Technologies. Activities include engineering and installation, operation and service for the entire life cycle. Its wide-ranging portfolio of environmental solutions helps industrial companies to use energy, water and equipment efficiently, reduce emissions and comply with environmental guidelines. With nearly 29,000 employees worldwide, Industry Solutions posted worldwide revenues of $8.1 billion in fiscal year 2010.