Stora Enso has contracted ABB to upgrade two of their mills in Sweden to ABB Ability™ Manufacturing Execution System (MES) for pulp and paper to manage and streamline end-to-end production and improve overall mill efficiency.
Migrating to ABB’s MES will offer new functionalities and customised features that meet Stora Enso’s specific site requirements. Most importantly, the system will interface with the mill’s ERP, DCS, QCS, WIS, laboratory devices and more for true integration and greater visibility over systems and processes across the entire manufacturing chain. This will give operators, supervisors, production engineers and plant managers the insights to act and optimise, in turn improving productivity and end-product quality while reducing waste.
The contract includes deployment at two of Stora Enso’s mills, Skoghall and Forshaga.
“Stora Enso’s upgrade to ABB’s MES has been carefully planned to meet their requirements and ultimately improve production efficiency and quality management at their mills,” said Jyrki Juvonen, Business Development Manager, ABB Ability™ MES, ABB. “ABB’s MES provides the key elements that will give Stora Enso a competitive advantage by enabling higher plant efficiency and productivity, as well as greater flexibility throughout the production processes.”
The delivery includes layering ABB’s Production Planning, Production Management, Quality Data Management, Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE), Diary and Operative Reporting modules with interfaces to ABB and third-party systems. All will be supported by a global service contract, going live after start-up in 2023. The integration will streamline management and provide seamless orchestration and synchronization of all the parties involved in mill operations while also mitigating cyber security risks.