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ABB wins US$21 million deal on UAE pipeline

Power firm to supply integrated electrical system for $1 bn project

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ABB has won a key deal for a UAE cross-country crude oil pipeline.
ABB has won a key deal for a UAE cross-country crude oil pipeline.

Power and automation giant ABB has won a US$21 million contract with EPC contractor China Petroleum Engineering & Construction Corporation (CPECC) to design and supply the integrated electrical system on the $1 billion Abu Dhabi Crude Oil Pipeline (ADCOP).

As part of the agreement with CPECC, ABB will supply a range of electrical equipment, including 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 - a solution which has the capability to integrate the process, electrical and safety systems into a single system.

“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.”

You can read a full interview with Mohammed Samkari, ABB's president and local business unit manager for substations in Saudi Arabia, in the December issue of Utilities Middle East.

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