ABB awarded $26m

ABB has received an order worth $26m 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.

The Qatar platform projects will be completed through 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 six-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.