Water transmission expansion project

ABB has been awarded $144m (£95m) by the Abu Dhabi Transmission & Despatch Company (TRANSCO) for the major expansion of a water transmission system in Abu Dhabi.

According to ABB, the project will increase the volume of water supplied by the Shuweihat Power and Desalination Plant to the city of Abu Dhabi by increasing the capacity of two pumping stations.

ABB will be responsible for the engineering, installation, testing, commissioning and overall management of the project and will provide a turnkey mechanical, electrical and automation solution for the extension and modification of the Shuweihat and Mirfa pumping stations.

Equipment to be supplied includes pumps, with related surge vessels and piping, drives and motors, as well as the required extension of the electrical balance of plant. The automation systems to manage the operation and monitoring of the water pipeline will use ABB’s System 800xA control platform.

The project, booked in the fourth quarter of 2009, is scheduled for completion in 2011.