ABB signs maintenance service solutions agreement

2003-01-22 - Outsourcing maintenance results in 30% cost savings for Occidental de Colombia

Bogota, Colombia, January 22, 2003 - ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has signed a maintenance service solutions agreement with Occidental de Colombia, Inc., the Colombian subsidiary of Occidental Oil and Gas Corporation (Oxy). The agreement, an extension of a four-year old contract, covers all maintenance management services for the Caño Limón oil field in Arauca, Colombia.

ABB will be responsible for the maintenance of all electrical and mechanical equipment in the generation plant and pumping stations as well as in vehicles and air conditioning units. “This extension of agreement is an important step forward in increasing field cost efficiency, bringing ABB’s expertise and know-how in this area”, says Fabrice Dejoux, ABB’s Service Business Unit Manager.

So far, ABB's technical and maintenance management skills have provided a 30 percent cost savings to Occidental. Occidental is also counting on ABB's logistics' capabilities because the Caño Limón field is located in the middle of the Colombian Orinoquian jungle and covers a 483-mile pipeline to Coveñas at the Caribbean coast.

Occidental de Colombia, Inc. is a subsidiary of Occidental Petroleum (OXY), USA and operates Colombia's second largest oil field. The Caño Limón field accounts for 25 percent of Colombia's petroleum exports producing 103,500 barrels of oil daily.

ABB 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 more than 100 countries and employs about 146,000 people.

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    • Fabio Abril
      ABB Colombia
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    • Jana Snidlova
      ABB Automation Technologies Management
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      Tel: +420 222 83 2231
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