McInnis Plant Secures TMEIC MV Drive Systems

Toshiba Mitsubishi-Electric Industrial Systems Corp. (TMEIC) announced an order from ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions (USA) Inc. to supply MV Drive Systems for the new McInnis Cement plant. The 6,000-mtpd clinker production plant is currently under construction on a green field site in the Port-Daniel-Gascons area of Quebec, Canada.


ThyssenKrupp has been contracted to supply a full cement line with a POLCID proprietary process control system to monitor and control all aspects of the facility. A POLAB laboratory automation system will assure product quality in every phase of the process. The new plant is scheduled for commissioning in mid- to late 2016 with full production in 2017.

The TMEIC Dura-Bilt5i MV series of medium-voltage drives specified for the project were chosen for their simple operation in a robust and compact design, providing a cost-effective solution for a broad range of applications. The Dura-Bilt5i MV Drives coupled with the TMEIC 21-L and 21-M motors deliver value through high efficiency, higher power factor, low cost of ownership and high reliability.

Manmeet Bhatia, TMEIC general manager Global Drives, said, “This award represents a very significant order for our company. As the cement industry emerges from the problems of the last few years, we are very pleased that ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions (USA) Inc. selected us and our world class, energy-efficient products for the McInnis Port-Daniel facility.”

Mark S. Terry, president of the Resource Technologies division of ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions (USA) Inc. commented, “The McInnis Cement project represents the most technologically advanced and environmentally sound plant of its kind, designed to meet or beat the most stringent requirements of both the Canadian and American environmental agencies. Combined with the extensive experience of both project teams, we have the complete recipe for success for the Port-Daniel-Gascons facility.’’

The plant will have the capacity to produce 2.2 million metric tons of cement per year. With a marine terminal adjacent to the plant, shipments will be efficient and quick to many markets, including the U.S. Eastern Seaboard and the entire perimeter of the Atlantic Ocean.

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