ABB wins $45m orders in UAE, Saudi Arabia

Swiss-based power group secures contracts for Abu Dhabi gas field, Saudi pumping station
ABB wins $45m orders in UAE, Saudi Arabia
ABB has won a contract worth $30m for work on Abu Dhabis Shah gas field. (Getty Images - photo for illustrative purposes only)
By Andy Sambidge
Mon 18 Jul 2011 06:19 PM

ABB, the Swiss-based power technology group, said on Monday it had won $45m worth of new contracts in the Gulf region.

It said it had secured an order worth more than $30m from Saipem 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 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.

For this project ABB Italy and ABB South Korea will supply low voltage switchgear, intelligent motor control units and variable frequency drives.

ABB also announced an order worth about $15m from Japanese pump manufacturer Torishima Pump to provide a turnkey electrical control and instrumentation solution for a new pumping station under construction in Saudi Arabia.

The order was booked in the second quarter. The system will be operated by the state-run Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC), responsible for operating the country's national desalination plants, a network of pumping stations, reservoirs and over 3,700km of pipes to transport water in bulk from the plants to major consumption centres.

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