ABB supplies drives

ABB Industrial Controls is supplying two variable speed drive packages for a new type of multi phase pumping system that will boost products on Total’s Bunbar oil platform in the North Sea, 120km north east of the Sheltand Islands. Equipment for the drives systems includes two ABB 6,300kVA 24 pulse frequency converters, two 6MVA multi winding oil filled water cooled feed transformers manufactured in stainless steel, and two ABB vertical flange mounted water cooled motors each rated at 4,500kW. The drives systems, electrical supply equipment, pumps and associated auxiliaries will be fitted into one complete module that will be supplied as a fully integrated turnkey unit. The complete module, with a weight of almost 700tonnes, will be delivered and hooked up to the platform in August.