ABB has shipped its first batch of nine electrical houses (E-Houses) to enable reliable power supply to offshore oil fields in United Arab Emirates
ABB is providing 4,000sqm (98m) of E-Houses for the Satah al-Razboot (SARB) offshore oil field in the UAE. This is to ensure reliable power in the this remote location.
This is ABB's largest E-House project, worth US$80mn, was awarded by Hyundai Engineering and Construction in South Korea.
Power will be supplied to the facility by five gas turbine generators connected to the ABB modularized E-Houses. A modular E-House is a prefabricated, walk-in outdoor enclosure comprising low- and medium-voltage switchgear, as well as auxiliary equipment. This solution, effectively a substation, reduces on-site installation and maintenance work, a particular benefit in remote areas.
“The transportability of ABB’s modular E-Houses makes them easy and cost-effective to install and relocate,” said Tarak Mehta, President of Electrification Products division. “Our innovative solution will help strengthen the reliability of power supplies to this facility. The creation of the new Electrification Products division allows us to better meet our customer’s demands with combined low and medium-voltage solutions. This is a great example how we add value to our customers. We can offer a range of packaged solutions to drive our customers’ productivity.”
The Satah al-Razboot offshore oil field is being developed by the Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company, a major oil and gas producer, in the emirate's offshore area. Work on the field involves the construction of two artificial islands to facilitate drilling works for the extraction of crude oil.