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ABB lands $100m UAE Power Contract

ABB the leading power and automation technology group stated that it has been awarded a $100-million contract by Hyundai Heavy Industries to provide power and automation solutions for oilfields off the UAE coast.

The deal, which will see ABB provide power management, electrification and telecommunication solutions, is aimed at improving safety and reliability while reducing operating expenditures and emissions at sites off the coast of the UAE.

Hyundai Heavy Industries has been given responsibility by Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) work of its Nasr Full Field Development Project (Package 2).

The solution provided consists of power management, power-from-shore and telecom systems which are interconnected to ensure the highest levels of efficiency, reliability and safety, said a statement from ABB.

The company said it has pioneered and proven the use of power-from-shore for energy platforms to help energy companies reduce emissions, ease operations and improve working conditions by lowering noise levels.

The facilities covered by the contract will be powered by a 132 kilovolt (kV) AC subsea ring cable from Das Island, about 160 km west of Abu Dhabi, it added.

On the project win, Peter Terwiesch, the president (Process Automation), said: “ABB’s extensive experience in offshore oil and gas field electrification ensures high reliability and minimises life-cycle costs, while trimming the oil fields’ environmental footprint.”

“This is another example of an order in line with our Next Level Strategy of business-led collaboration between our automation and power portfolios,” noted Terwiesch.

ABB, he stated, has supported the Al Nasr Full Field Development Project from the concept stage, through front-end engineering and design and now the construction phase.

The scope of supply includes design, engineering, supply, installation and commissioning, said Terwiesch.

As per the contract, ABB will supply 28 bays of compact 132 kV gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) for one onshore and two offshore platform installations as well as medium voltage products including 33 kV GIS and 11 kV and 6.6 kV air-insulated switchgear.

Additionally, it will deliver multiple types of transformers, shunt reactors and associated equipment ranging from 500 kVA to 100 MVA, minimising losses through the lifecycle and lowering environmental impact.

ABB will also provide a complete and fully integrated telecommunication system to the Al Nasr super-complex for internal and external communication and field security.

Key products are computer networks, electronic personnel tracking, a camera system, radar, public address and general alarm systems, access control, a telephone system, radios and a transmission system between platforms.

The project will be executed by ABB’s engineering services and project management team in Norway, with equipment manufactured by ABB in the Czech Republic, Finland, Germany and Norway. Delivery is scheduled for the third quarter of 2016.

Source:  Trade Arabia