ABB and GE scoop massive oil contract

01 June 2009

ABB has joined forces with GE Oil & Gas to win $80 million worth of contracts from Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Oil Operations (ADCO). ABB and GE will supply electrical systems and services, as well as compressors and drive trains for new gas lift and gas injection facilities at the Asab and Sahil fields.

ADCO is owned 60 per by the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company and 40 per cent by Shell, Total, BP, ExxonMobil and Partex. It is attempting to increase its production to 1.8 million barrels per day.

By combining their resources and experience, ABB and GE Oil & Gas were able to win both contracts, offering a broad technology package that met the oil production and recovery requirements of the Asab and Sahil projects.

ABB will supply four variable speed drive systems (VSDS) and the electrical scope, including motors, transformers and converters. ABB will also be responsible for VSDS Full load performance test, and personnel training. GE Oil & Gas is supplying centrifugal compressors for the gas lift project at Asab and the gas injection project at Sahil.

The projects will be commissioned in the fourth quarter of 2012.

‘This contract is a major success, outlining ABB state of the art technology in the oil and gas industry, and ABB commitment to the Middle East market,’ said Veli-Matti Reinikkala, head of ABB’s Process Automation division. ‘Building upon superior products for motors and drives, our advanced technology solutions will help the customer to improve output and achieve new production targets.

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