ABB will provide power and automation order for UAE oilfields

bird's-eye+view_Al_NasrSwitzerland’s ABB has won a $100 million contract from Korea’s Hyundai Heavy Industries to supply electrical and telecommunication systems. It enables Hyundai Heavy Industries to fulfil its obligations to Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Co. under the contract for EPC Work for the Nasr Full Field Development Project (Package 2).

The solution provided by ABB consists of interconnected power management, power-from-shore and telecom systems. The facilities covered by the contract will be powered by a 132 kV AC subsea ring cable from Das Island, about 160 km west of Abu Dhabi.

“ABB’s extensive experience in offshore oil and gas field electrification ensures high reliability and minimizes life-cycle costs, while trimming the oil fields’ environmental footprint,” said ABB Process Automation division president Peter Terwiesch. “This is another example of an order in line with our Next Level Strategy of business-led collaboration between our automation and power portfolios.”

The power management system is based on ABB’s System 800xA Extended Automation control system, which integrates the network of transformers and switchgears.

ABB will supply 28 bays of compact 132 kV GIS for one onshore and two offshore platform installations as well as medium voltage products including 33 kV gas-insulated switchgear and 11 kV and 6.6 kV air-insulated switchgear. Additionally, ABB will supply multiple types of transformers, shunt reactors and associated equipment ranging from 500 kVA to 100 MVA.

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.

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