ONGC India chooses ABB Industrial IT for offshore Fire and Gas System Upgrade at the WIN Platform

Mumbai, India, July 25, 2002 -- ABB, the power and automation technology group, will upgrade and install an Industrial IT SafeGuard Fire and Gas Safety System for Oil & Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) at the WIN-Northern Offshore fields of Mumbai High in the Arabian Sea. ONGC is the largest oil producer in India.

ABB, the power and automation technology group, will upgrade and install an Industrial IT SafeGuard Fire and Gas Safety System for Oil & Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) at the WIN-Northern Offshore fields of Mumbai High in the Arabian Sea. ONGC is the largest oil producer in India.

This order follows a similar, successful Fire and Gas Safety System Revamp by ABB for the BHN Platform of ONGC. "The BHN Platform revamping job was the first of this nature and magnitude executed by an Indian Company," said Vijoy Kumar, Deputy General Manager (E&T) at ONGC. "We appreciate the effort put forward by the ABB team to complete this project."

ABB’s delivery for the WIN Project includes Fire, Gas, Smoke and Heat detectors along with Industrial IT for Safety - a TUV AK-6 (SIL-3) Certified Dual Modular Redundant SafeGuard PLC based Fire and Gas System with Operate IT operator stations. ABB’s scope of supply also includes the surveying of the existing facilities at the platform along with the design engineering of the entire Fire and Gas System.

Oil & Gas Natural Gas Corporation Limited (www.ongcindia.com) is a flagship public sector enterprise and India’s highest profit making corporation. Since its inception ONGC has produced more than 600 million metric tons of crude oil and supplied more than 200 billion cubic meters of gas, thus fuelling India’s economy.

ABB (www.abb.com) is a global leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve performance while lowering environmental impacts. The ABB Group of companies operates in more than 100 countries and employs about 150,000 people worldwide.

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