ABB wins Oil & Gas order in Oman

Technical solutions to improve compressor performance and energy efficiency

Houston, TX, November 23, 2009– ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, recently won an order to provide electrical equipment and related services for the Kauther Depletion Compressor Project for Petroleum Development Oman (PDO).The contract was awarded by GE Oil & Gas.

Located on the northern edge of the major central Oman gas fields, the Kauther gas field depletion compressor project will extract the remaining natural gas from a number of existing wells.

ABB’s scope of supply consists of engineering services and electrical equipment, including variable speed drive systems for the compressor. The project is scheduled for completion in the last quarter of 2010.

“This contract highlights ABB’s ability to provide the electrical solutions and services needed to optimize a wide range of processes and applications,” said Veli-Matti Reinikkala, head of ABB’s Process Automation division. “ABB advanced technology solutions for this project will help the customer achieve exceptional performance, energy savings and better control of the process.”

The project includes the delivery of two variable speed drive systems for the compressor application; each with a 17 MW 1500 rpm synchronous motor, LCI converter, four winding transformers and filters; switchgear and chiller for converter cooling. ABB will also provide related engineering services, including a network study to ensure the optimal performance of the installed system.

ABB’s Process Automation division delivers integrated solutions for control, plant optimization, and industry-specific application knowledge and services to help process industry customers worldwide meet their critical business needs in the areas of operational profitability, capital productivity, risk management and global responsibility. These industries include oil and gas, power, chemicals and pharmaceuticals, pulp and paper, metals, minerals, marine and turbocharging.

ABB (www.abb.com) is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs more than 120,000 people.

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