ABB Wins $26M Contract in Qatar

ABB has received a $26-million order as the Main Electrical and Instrumentation Vendor (MEIV) for two oil platforms currently being built for Maersk Oil Qatar.

ABB's scope of supply includes systems for electrification, telecommunications, instrumentation, fire and gas, safety and navigational aids. The company will also support detail engineering design, yard fabrication and offshore commissioning.

"This project demonstrates our continuing partnership with leading oil and gas operators," said Veli-Matti Reinikkala, head of ABB's Process Automation division. "Our customers rely on ABB to help improve platform efficiency while lowering energy use and environmental impact."

ABB has more than 4,500 dedicated oil and gas engineers worldwide and a track record of more than 1,000 successful projects in this sector during the past 50 years. The Qatar platform projects will be completed through close cooperation between ABB units in Norway and Denmark, and the EPC contractor, Sime Darby Engineering, who will execute detail engineering design from its Malaysia facilities.

In late 2005, Maersk Oil Qatar and Qatar Petroleum agreed on a plan for further development of the Al Shaheen Field off Qatar. The field development plan calls for drilling of more than 160 production and water injection wells during a 6-year period, along with 19 new platforms interconnected by sub sea pipelines.

ABB system deliveries for the two current platforms will begin during the first quarter of 2008 and are scheduled to be completed in late 2008. The platforms will begin operations in late 2009. The order was booked in the first quarter.

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 around 100 countries and employs about 109,000 people.

Related Companies
For More Information on the Offshore Rig Fleet:
RigLogix can provide the information that you need about the offshore rig fleet, whether you need utilization and industry trends or detailed reports on future rig contracts. Subscribing to RigLogix will allow you to access dozens of prebuilt reports and build your own custom reports using hundreds of available data columns. For more information about a RigLogix subscription, visit www.riglogix.com.
Events  SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER

Our Privacy Pledge
SUBSCRIBE


Most Popular Articles


From the Career Center
Jobs that may interest you
Technician, Pipeline Trainee (Crude) (Midland, TX)
Expertise: Instrumentation Technician
Location: Midland, TX
 
United States Kilgore: Service Specialist I - Service Tools
Expertise: Instrumentation Technician
Location: Kilgore, TX
 
United States Hebbronville: Treater Driver-MultiChem, III
Expertise: Heavy Machinery Operator|Truck / HGV Driver
Location: Hebbronville, TX
 
search for more jobs

Brent Crude Oil : $54.33/BBL 0.81%
Light Crude Oil : $51.5/BBL 1.29%
Natural Gas : $3.75/MMBtu 1.35%
Updated in last 24 hours