ABB has won an order worth more than US$30mn from Saipem S.p.A. and Samsung Engineering Co., Ltd to provide a range of power and automation equipment for a natural gas processing plant in Abu Dhabi.
The plant is located in the Shah natural gas field 180 km southwest of Abu Dhabi city, and has a daily production target of one billion cubic feet of sour gas.
Abu Dhabi is developing its sour, or high sulfur, gas reserves as domestic power consumption soars. The hydrogen sulfide content of the gas must be reduced to acceptable levels before it can be used.
ABB Italy and ABB South Korea will work on the project and will supply low voltage switchgear, intelligent motor control units and variable frequency drives.
“This order is the end result of a successful ‘One ABB’ collaboration between different local teams,” said Tarak Mehta, head of ABB’s Low Voltage Products division. “ABB technology for remote control systems is crucial in order to ensure the functionality and the integration of low-voltage switchgear in modern production plants.”
The safety of personnel and equipment reliability are key issues for this plant, and played a significant role in the awarding of this contract. ABB’s MNS low-voltage switchgear uses remote control systems and multifunction protection relays that make it the benchmark for operational safety, reliability and quality.