ABB wins $21m UAE pipeline contract

ABB secures deal to provide electrical systems for ADCOP project

ABB will provide a 33kV switchgear among other components
ABB will provide a 33kV switchgear among other components

ABB has won a US $21 million deal with EPC contractor, China Petroleum Engineering & Construction Corporation (CPECC) to design and supply an integrated electrical system for the billion dollar Abu Dhabi Crude Oil Pipeline (ADCOP) project.

The pipeline has a length of 400km and a diameter of 48 inches and will transport an estimatd 1.5 million barrels of crude oil per day. Construction on the project began in 2008 and is scheduled to be completed in August 2011.

“As a proven performer in the oil and gas industry, ABB is proud to be a part of this landmark project in the UAE,” said Bjarte Pedersen head of the Process Automation Division in the Middle East and Africa for ABB.

“Our comprehensive automation system will help the owner, International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC), get the maximum value out of their control system investment, while providing a secure evolution path forward to help them maintain their competitiveness and reach their productivity targets in the years to come,” he added.

As part of the contract, ABB will supply a range of electrical equipment, including a 33kV gas-insulated switchgear, ring main units, capacitor banks and resistors. ABB will also deliver, protection panels, fault monitoring systems and substation control and monitoring systems, all of which are based on ABB’s System 800xA.


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