19 Jul 2024

Rockwell Automation to lead modernisation programme at Abu Zaabal Fertilizer Chemical Co in Egypt

UK manufacturing

Rockwell Automation has announced its role in a significant modernisation programme at the Abu Zaabal Fertilizer Chemical Co (AZFC) in Egypt. As part of this plant upgrade, Rockwell Automation’s automation and motor control centre (MCC) technology will be instrumental in transforming the brownfield site’s operations.

The Abu Zaabal Fertilizer Chemical Co, formerly owned by the Egyptian government, is now focusing on modernisation efforts by incorporating private investment. This includes the deployment of cutting-edge automation solutions and low-voltage MCC technologies, all housed in 87 modules, 16M2, and 25 Bays of CUBIC enclosures – a major global win for CUBIC, which Rockwell Automation acquired in 2022.

Sebastien Grau, regional vice president for the Middle East, Türkiye, and Africa at Rockwell Automation, expressed his enthusiasm about the AZFC programme, stating: “This AZFC programme was supported by KMT For Industrial Services – a local authorised 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.”

The success of the programme is attributed to the collaborative efforts of KMT and the engineering team at AZFC, backed by the full support of the CUBIC team. Moataz Mohamed, Head of Sales and Marketing at KMT, emphasised: “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 with its status within Rockwell Automation, really gives us an edge.”

Currently, the project has gained final acceptance for detailed engineering and is progressing through the delivery phase. With Rockwell Automation’s automation and CUBIC’s advanced technologies, the modernisation of AZFC’s operations is set to unlock enhanced efficiency and productivity.

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