ABB wins gas order worth more than $30 million in Abu Dhabi

ABB technology to help ensure safety and productivity of sour gas treatment

Zurich, Switzerland, July 18 2011 – ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won an order worth more than $30 million from Saipem S.p.A. and Samsung Engineering Co., Ltd to provide a range of power and automation equipment for a natural gas processing plant in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates.

The plant is located in the Shah natural gas field 180 kilometers southwest of Abu Dhabi city, and has a daily production target of one billion cubic feet of sour gas. Abu Dhabi is developing its sour, or high sulfur, gas reserves as domestic power consumption soars. The hydrogen sulfide content of the gas must be reduced to acceptable levels before it can be used.

For this project ABB Italy and ABB South Korea will supply low voltage switchgear, intelligent motor control units and variable frequency drives.

“This order is the end result of a successful ‘One ABB’ collaboration between different local teams,” said Tarak Mehta, head of ABB’s Low Voltage Products division. “ABB technology for remote control systems is crucial in order to ensure the functionality and the integration of low-voltage switchgear in modern production plants.”

The safety of personnel and equipment reliability are key issues for this plant, and played a significant role in the awarding of this contract. ABB’s MNS low-voltage switchgear uses remote control systems and multifunction protection relays that make it the benchmark for operational safety, reliability and quality.

ABB (www.abb.com) 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 about 124,000 people.

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