Siemens signs US$1.6M order to increase speed of PM #8 with new drive technology for Mondi kraft paper mill, St. Gertraud, Austria

ERLANGEN, Germany , April 4, 2007 (press release) – The Siemens Industrial Solutions and Services Group ( I&S ) has received an order from Mondi Packaging Frantschach GmbH, St. Gertraud, Austria, to equip its PM8 paper machine with new drive technology. The aim is to increase the production speed. The order is worth 1.2 million euros and completion of the project is scheduled for Fall 2007.

The Mondi Packaging group belongs to Anglo American plc and is a leading international manufacturer of packaging materials, as well as being one of the largest producers of kraft paper. In order to increase the production speed and bring the drive equipment up to the latest standard, Mondi Frantschach is currently upgrading its PM8 paper machine.

Siemens is supplying 25 drives based on three-phase technology, with a total output of 4100 kilowatts. The motors will be supplied with power via water-cooled frequency converters from the Simovert Masterdrives family made by Siemens. In order to adapt the power supply to the new level of performance, which is higher than that of the old drives, the output of a feeder transformer will be increased from 1,600 to 2,000 kVA, for example. Simatic PCS7 will serve as the control system for the multi-motor drive. For operator control and visualization, the WinCC human-machine interface system will be used.

Siemens is also responsible for project planning, hardware and software engineering, and installation and commissioning. After modernization of the PM8, all the paper machines of Mondi Frantschach will have a uniform drive system: the drives of the PM6 paper machine were modernized by Siemens in 2002, and PM7 will follow in 2004.

Further information on solutions for the paper and cellulose industry at: http://www.siemens.com/paper

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The Siemens Industrial Solutions and Services Group ( I&S ) is the integrator of systems and solutions for industrial and infrastructure facilities and global service provider for the plant and projects business covering planning, installation, operation and the entire life cycle. I&S uses its own products and systems and process technologies in order to enhance productivity and improve competitiveness of companies in the sectors of metallurgy, water treatment, pulp and paper, oil and gas, marine engineering, open-cast mining, airport logistics, postal automation, intelligent traffic systems and industrial services. In fiscal 2006 ( to September 30 ) I&S employed a total of 36,200 people worldwide and achieved total sales of EUR 8.819 billion.

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