ABB’s electrical and communication systems for Al Nasr field

Abu Dhabi-based National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC) has chosen the Swiss power and automation technology provider ABB to deliver electrical and telecommunication systems to the Al Nasr Full field Development Project in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

ABB said the orders were worth around $18 million and that they were booked in the fourth quarter of 2015.

The Swiss company will supply 11 kV and 6.6 kV air-insulated and low voltage switchgear and a fully integrated telecommunication system to the complex for internal and external communication and field security. Delivery is scheduled for the second half of 2016.

The solutions from ABB will enable NPCC to fulfill its obligations to Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Co. (ADMA-OPCO), which includes safe operation of seven wellhead towers located approximately 130km northwest of Abu Dhabi City.

Coupled with last year’s orders for the project, ABB will deliver an electrical distribution system, including power-from-shore, covering the complete Al Nasr oil field. The new orders bring the total order volume for ABB on the project to more than $120 million.

Peter Terwiesch, President of ABB’s Process Automation Division, said: “Tight power and automation integration is a key element of ABB’s Next Level strategy to ensure safe, reliable and efficient operations for our customers. These continuing orders affirm the strength of our long-standing relationship with HHI and NPCC for this project.”

The Al Nasr Oil Field is located approximately 130km northwest of Abu Dhabi City and is jointly developed between Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), Inpex, BP and Total.

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