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09 December 2023

ABB secures $21 million contract for UAE pipeline

The pipeline will develop a reliable export capability on the eastern seaboard of UAE. (EB FILE)

By Staff Writer

ABB Norge, a leading power and automation technology group, has signed a $21 million (Dh77.07m) order with EPC contractor, China Petroleum Engineering and Construction Corporation (CPECC). The contract covers the design and supply a state-of-the-art integrated electrical system for the billion-dollar Abu Dhabi Crude Oil Pipeline (Adcop) project.

With a length of 400km and a diameter of 48inches, the pipeline from Habshan in Abu Dhabi, which links to the Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Oil Operation (Adco) facility, will transport an estimated 1.5 million barrels of crude oil per day to the main terminal in Fujairah in the northern Emirates. The pipeline will develop a reliable export capability on the eastern seaboard of UAE and reduce shipping congestion in the Strait of Hormuz, the narrow waterway through which Persian Gulf oil producers ship their crude exports.

Our comprehensive automation system will help the owner, International Petroleum Investment Company, 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," says Bjarte Pedersen head of the Process Automation Division, Mena, ABB.

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.


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