PRESS RELEASE: Polish hard coal miner PGG supplies 32 million tonnes of coal to customers annually. The company is aiming to systematically improve its production processes and has recently established an office for innovation and implementation of new technologies.
The new office is responsible for acquiring and implementing new technologies, both within the PGG Group and through cooperation with companies and scientific institutions. ABB will support this initiative with its experience in electrification, automation and digitalisation for the mining industry.
Paweł Łojszczyk, managing director of ABB in Poland, said: "Innovation is part of our company's DNA, which is why we are eager to collaborate on the practical use of advanced technologies like those in our ABB Ability MineOptimize portfolio.
"We are working closely with our customer PGG on new ways digital technology can help improve their efficiency, worker safety, and capability to react to new market demands and conditions."
According to ABB, these solutions help secure the reliable supply of inexpensive, high-quality energy for mining customers by increasing efficiency and optimising the costs of hard coal production, as well as maintaining high standards of environmental protection and employee safety.
The ABB Ability MineOptimize digital applications are based on the ABB Ability automation and information management platforms. Their proven standardised building blocks are horizontally and vertically connected and ensure the right people have the right information at the right time.
ABB has been providing solutions to PGG for many years. The company's mines Ziemowit and Jankowice use ABB's winding machines, and some of the devices in the Marcel mine are powered by inverters manufactured at ABB's plant in Aleksandrów Łódzki.