ABB wins $11 million power products order for Kazakhstan refinery

Substation equipment will facilitate power supply to Hydrocarbons facility of Atyrau refinery

Zurich, Switzerland, Nov. 21, 2012 – ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won an order worth around $11 million, from JSC OGCC KazStroy Service, an EPC contractor, for high and medium voltage substation equipment that will facilitate power supply to a new Hydrocarbons production complex being built as part of the Atyrau refinery in Kazakhstan, and expected to be commissioned in 2013.

As part of the order, ABB will supply 220kV and 6kV switchgear, circuit breakers, instrument transformers, disconnectors and power transformers ABB will also supply the substation automation system, equipped with the latest generation of protection and control equipment, compliant with global IEC 61850 standards, to enable open communication, monitoring and control.

“ABB’s power products will play an important role in supplying quality power, efficiently and reliably to this refinery, said Giandomenico Rivetti, head of ABB’s High Voltage products business, a part of the company’s Power Products division. We are pleased to contribute to the country’s development of its industrial and power infrastructure.”

The Atyrau Refinery is the largest refinery in Kazakhstan, with a capacity of 100,000 bbl* (barrels) of crude oil per day. The plant was put into operation in 1945.The new Hydrocarbons complex is in line with the country’s drive to bring in the latest technologies to modernize its infrastructure as part of its National Development Strategy, and is expected to make an important contribution to economic development in Kazakhstan.

In the first phase the project will help in enhancing the quality of gasoline and diesel to Euro-4 standards. The second phase will focus on producing up to 133 tons of benzene and 496 thousand tons paraxylene per year, to serve the petrochemical industry.

ABB ( is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs more than 145,000 people.

*Unit of volume for crude oil and petroleum products. One barrel equals 42 US gallons or 35 UK (imperial) gallons

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