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ABB wins $79 million order for Abu Dhabi onshore project

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ABB has been awarded a contract worth $79 million to upgrade the Bab Onshore Field in Abu Dhabi.

ABB awarded $79 million for Bab onshore project in Abu Dhabi
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The Swiss company will provide integrated automation, electrification and telecommunication solutions as part of a project to expand the field by China Petroleum Engineering and Construction Corporation (CPECC), who were awarded the engineering, procurement and construction contract in 2015.

The oil field is the largest in Abu Dhabi, covering an area of 1,200km2. The plans to upgrade the field will increase the potential output from 420,000 bpd to 450,000 bpd by 2020.

The fully integrated ABB solution will include 45 power and capacitor bank skids as well as centralised and localised automation systems. ABB Ability digital oilfield technology will allow them to remotely monitor and analyze the oil field’s performance where multiple wells are located in one place. This is the company's unified, cross industry digital offering that they claim will connect devices, systems solutions and services to help improve operation performance.

Once installed, the system is expected to reduce the oilfield's operating expenditures by 10-15%.

Peter Terwiesch, president of ABB’s industrial automation division said: “We are very proud to have won the contract on the basis of our ability to provide a fully integrated solution that leverages our industry-leading ABB Ability process control system. In addition, we demonstrated the strongest local footprint, with our equipment being built or assembled in the UAE and our services delivered by locally based staff.”

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