Supplies at Work: How to increase production at an iron ore mine

Supplies at Work: Siemens to provide process gas chromatographs to Shell

During the next five years, Siemens Industry Automation Division ( will be delivering process gas chromatographs to Shell ( through a recently signed Enterprise Framework Agreement that covers Shell companies, subsidiaries and joint ventures across the globe.

During the term of the agreement, Siemens will supply gas chromatographs together with related systems such as analysis cabinets and shelters. Additionally, Siemens will provide front-end engineering and after-sales servicing. Each unit is typically enclosed in an analyzer shelter. The analyzer shelter protects the unit’s hardware from harsh environmental conditions.

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Supplies at Work: ABB to boost production at Rio Tinto mines

ABB ( has won orders worth around $100 million from Rio Tinto ( for 17 distribution substations to support increased production at iron ore mines in Western Australia.

The upgrades and installation of new power infrastructure will raise the voltage level of the existing distribution substations and increase the power supply to support the expansion of existing iron ore mines in the Pilbara region.

ABB’s scope of supply includes electrical switch rooms, switchgear, cables, power transformers and ring main units. ABB will also deliver a range of components including SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition), and protection and communication equipment compliant with the IEC 61850 global standard. This will enable remote monitoring and control of power assets located at multiple sites, from Rio Tinto’s Remote Operations Centre situated in Perth, more than 1,000 kilometers away.

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