Equinor Signs Global Deal with ABB

Equinor Signs Global Deal with ABB
Equinor’s new Aasta Hansteen platform. Photo by Roar Lindefjeld and Bob B. Randulff. Photo copyright Equinor.

Equinor has signed a major framework agreement with ABB for its worldwide oil and gas operations, ABB reported Tuesday.

Under the new agreement, ABB will supply safety and automation systems across Equinor’s brownfield and greenfield projects worldwide, ABB noted in a written statement emailed to Rigzone. ABB added the deal continues its more than three decades of collaboration with Equinor.

“With our deep domain expertise across the energy industries, ABB is uniquely positioned to assist Equinor in extending the lifetime of its existing installed base, encompassing 19 offshore and four onshore sites around the world,” Kevin Kosisko, managing director of ABB Energy Industries, stated.

ABB noted that Equinor projects and operations it has participated in since the mid-1980s have included:

  • Providing integrated safety and automation, electrical and telecommunication systems to the Aasta Hansteen gas field
  • Supplying electrical and telecommunication systems for the Mariner project in the North Sea and the Gina Krog project on the Norwegian Continental Shelf
  • Serving as the main automation and electrical contractor for the Peregrino project offshore Brazil
  • Delivering a safety and automation system to the Johan Castberg floating production storage and offloading project.

Equinor’s collaboration with ABB has also extended to technology development. Last month, ABB reported that Equinor – along with Total and Chevron – assisted in developing the world’s first subsea power distribution and conversion technology system.

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